Poisel, H. (POF-AC, 90489 Nuernberg, Wassertorstrasse 10, Germany)
Kalymnios, D. (London Metropolitan University, London, UK)
Krebber, K. (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, D)
Scully, P. (University of Manchester, UK)
Werneck, M. (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Br)
Zubia, J. (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, E)
In this paper we will show some representative examples that demonstrate the capabilities of sensors based on polymer optical fibres and their real applications. Furthermore we will show, how progress in the sensor area is stimulated by developments in the communication sector.