Motion Sensors

Motion sensors are electromechanical devices used to measure acceleration forces. They sense the acceleration, movement or vibration of a device or system. Among other things, they can be used for shock monitoring, vibration recording, occupancy sensing and human fall detection. Sometimes, accelerometers come as a built-in element of BLE beacons.

Typical accelerometers are made up of one, two or even three axes – two to determine most two-dimensional movement and three for 3D positioning. Defining and monitoring movement provides valuable information about events and processes in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and quality assurance.

condition monitoring using motion sensors


Use Cases for Condition Monitoring using Motion Sensors

Motion sensors can be used in a vast range of applications. Here are some examples:

Vibration monitoring of critical goods provides the ability to prove proper or improper handling. A system like this can monitor falls, undesired tilting, bumps and more.

Software solution used: Geo-Based Processes
Sensors used: motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy


In healthcare, motion monitoring on humans is useful for increasing patient safety. For example, beacon wristbands can be utilized to reliably monitor falls or unwanted movements of patients.

Software solution used: Indoor Tracking, Geo-Based Processes
Sensors used: motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy
Example of use: Patient Monitoring in a Hospital


Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons with built-in motion sensor capability can be used to measure office space occupancy and utilization. The beacons can be mounted to office chairs and deliver very accurate real-time "occupied" vs. "not occupied" status information.

Software solution used: Indoor Analytics
Sensors used: motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy
Example of use: Workplace Occupancy Sensing



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