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.
Use Cases for Condition Monitoring using Motion Sensors
Motion sensors can be used in a vast range of applications. Here are some examples:
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