Sensor Data and Sensor Fusion
Sensor technologies can provide records of controlled parameters that can be used for purposes such as condition monitoring, occupational safety, air quality or food safety. A network of wireless sensors ensures intelligent infrastructure management and enables valuable user experiences. Possible sensor data include temperature, humidity, CO2, air pressure, motion, presence, vibration and much more. Integrated into critical systems, the sensors can provide cost savings, improved energy efficiency and reliable reporting.
Typically, a network of infsoft Locator Nodes and wireless sensor devices is used to collect the environmental or presence data of interest. Beacons can also be equipped with sensor technology (“sensor beacons“).
infsoft’s software solutions provide real-time trending, notifications to relevant personnel and automated reports. Alerts can be set up to automatically inform about situations that require attention. The web-based application infsoft Sensors provides real-time access to the collected sensor data. Customizable dashboards help to assess current situations and long-term trends.
Application examples for Sensors & Sensor Fusion
There are countless possible applications for sensor data and sensor data fusion. Here are some examples:
Office automation aims to provide comfortable and energy-efficient working environments for the occupants by automating office appliances and to improve the office working experience. For example, when an office room is entered, the lighting system can be switched on and configured to a suitable level of illumination, the air conditioning can be automatically adjusted, etc. This creates an ambient space which ensures an optimal working atmosphere for employees and can increase their performance and productivity.
Example of use: Condition-Capturing Sensor Functions in Office Buildings
Occupancy detection is a critical technology for smart buildings and can be used for applications such as building energy management, room monitoring, and building security. A reliable estimate of the occupancy of an area can be beneficial for a variety of applications (room use and optimization, monitoring of workstations, occupancy management of conference rooms, etc.).
Example of use: Workplace Occupancy Sensing
Air quality monitoring
Many businesses depend on reliable and actionable air quality data to drive effective decision-making. Integrated real-time monitoring systems with sensors that measure temperature, relative humidity and/or CO2 levels help ensure a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for workers in commercial and industrial buildings. They can also help maintain a stable environment in food processing, agriculture, warehousing and many other areas.
Example of use: Monitoring of Stable Climate in Animal Husbandry
Cold chain monitoring & food safety
To increase supply chain efficiency and transparency and to mitigate the risk of damaged products, vibration, humidity, and/or temperature-related changes can be monitored. A monitoring solution can address common problems that can occur for products within the food and other industries. For example, it is important not only for food but also for some medications to remain within a certain temperature range.
Example of use: Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in Pharmaceutical Storage
Despite safety regulations and procedures, work-related accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem. Also, many workers are becoming increasingly mobile, which means that individual risks to safety are constantly changing as personnel move around a facility. Wearable sensors that monitor information such as gas exposure, heart rate, and motion can be used inside factories as well as during search and rescue and other first responder situations. Real-time data enable warnings to be received when situations become unsafe. Also, the working environment, for example in industrial areas, can become much safer when concentrations of hazardous substances, temperature, humidity, and/or illumination levels are measured.
Example of use: Workplace Safety and Health Management in an Industrial Complex