Infrared Thermopile Sensors
An infrared (IR) thermopile sensor can be used for tracking movement and temperature of people and objects.
The infrared sensor measures actual temperature as well as temperature gradients within its viewing area and displays the temperature distribution in corresponding colors.
Based on thermopile technology, the sensor can detect the direction of moving people and objects. Its coordinated array of sensing elements can even detect multiple people or objects moving in different directions. At close proximity, some sensors are capable of detecting hand movements for simple gesture control.
Continuous detection of people/objects in a room may require several cameras aimed in different directions. Also, infrared signals can be blocked by physical items (e.g. glass, wood, human body), which has to be taken into consideration for the installation.
Applications of Data Enhancement Using Infrared Sensors
The ability to detect moving and motionless people/objects, movement direction and measure temperature enables using the IR sensor in a wide variety of applications.
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