Using devices with a thermistor (temperature sensor) or BCGMCU makes non-contact sensing of information such as a person's body temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and bed status (in bed, not in bed, moving) possible. This information can then be monitored in real time to improve care quality and reduce workloads.
Highly sensitive infrared sensors capable of detecting human movement can be used for various human-centered applications. These include security applications such as IoT smart home security IP cameras and alarm systems, and smart home applications such as automatic control of air conditioning and turning household appliances on and off.
AMR sensors (magnetic sensors) equipped with AMR elements, whose resistance value changes according to magnetic fields, can be used for non-contact sensing of magnetic field strength to detect the opening and closing of notebook computers, refrigerators, and doors, as well as gas water heater flow meter rotation.
Sensors can be used for a variety of applications in any domain or industry. Such uses include temperature sensors for detecting temperatures in everyday items, barometric sensors for detecting indoor navigation height and weather monitoring, CO2 sensors for agricultural greenhouses, plant factories, and building air conditioning ducts, and soil sensors for soil monitoring including soil temperature, volume water content, and electrical conductivity.