Sophistication of Sensor Technology in the Industrial World
Many people understand that the term sensor technology is to obtain data through sensors, but what exactly can be done with it?
Using sensor technology to develop and deepen the industry
What is Sensor Technology?
Sensor technology is the measurement of various information by sensors. Sensor technology is a general term for a technology that measures and utilizes information obtained by sensing in this way. Sensor technology includes measurement, quantification, and transmission.
In sensor technology, a wide range of possibilities is created by applying quantitative data obtained by sensors. IoT deployment further enhances its potential and importance. In an IoT where everything and the Internet are connected, what is actually handled is information that represents the state. Sensor technology plays a role in obtaining this information, and is expected to be applied to all industries as an indispensable technology for IoT.
What does Sensor Technology create?
So what will change with the application of sensor technology?
In an age without censorship technology, information can only be obtained through humans, such as human eyes, ears, nose, and senses. However, with the emergence and evolution of sensors and the development of sensor technology, various information that cannot be obtained by the human senses alone can be obtained. In addition, a large amount of measured information can be transmitted from several locations at once in an instant.
Moreover, although the scope of measurement was limited in the past, the development of sensors is advancing, and it is possible to measure things. This huge amount of data has many possibilities to create tremendous value through IoT and AI. It can be said that the linkage between sensor technology, IoT, and AI has the potential to change people’s lives into new things.
Types of sensing
With the rapid deployment of IoT, more diverse and accurate information is needed than ever before. As a result, sensor technology is also required to develop further, and sensors have become more diverse and sophisticated. In addition, the sensor technology itself has been considered in two main ways as the direction of its application. We’ll talk about this later.
The evolution of sensors is critical to the evolution of sensing technology, and sensors have become diverse and sophisticated for sensing all objects. The following sensors are expected to be used and the application of the information obtained is expected.
- Current sensors, voltage sensors and power sensors
These sensors are essential for measuring and controlling the status of electrical and electronic components. In addition, it is a sensor related to various fields such as power generation, transmission, distribution, power generation, robots, space development, medical care, etc.
- Pressure sensors and pressure sensitive sensors
Used in hydraulic, hydraulic and pneumatic operated equipment. In addition, pressure-sensitive sensors are applied to measure information obtained from human touch sensors.
- Temperature sensors, humidity sensors, wind speed sensors, and air pressure sensors
Weather forecasting is closely related to sensing technology. Forecasts are made by sensing and analyzing detailed weather information from many points. These sensors are also active in smart farming.
- Ultrasonic sensors, radio wave sensors, and infrared sensors
These sensors measure things that the human eye cannot see. The distance to the object and the movement of the object can be measured by ultrasonic waves and radio waves.
- Image sensor and infrared camera
A camera that can analyze the shape, color, and movement of an image sensor or infrared camera can be said to be one of the image sensors that measure information about an image. In this way it is possible to take pictures in dark places that cannot be seen by the human eye by using infrared rays instead of the human eye and obtaining information from the image.
- Chemical sensors and gas sensors
Chemical sensors and gas sensors are used to detect gaseous substances. In particular, it is applied for the detection and measurement of gases affecting the human body, combustible gases, fluorophores with possible damage to the ozone layer, and greenhouse gases with a high coefficient of global warming.
- Taste sensors, olfactory sensors, and alcohol checkers
Sensing technology is one of the purposes of sensor technology to measure the information obtained by the five senses, namely taste sensors, olfactory sensors, and alcohol checkers. Among them, sensory things such as taste and smell, which are considered difficult to measure and quantify, can be quantified by sensors in modern times.
- Blood glucose sensor, pulse sensor, skin moisture sensor
Future medical treatment may be supported by sensing technology. Sensors measure the state of affairs in real time, leading to the sophistication of medical care and eliminating the shortage of healthcare professionals. To bring people who have been restricted to live closer to a society where people can live in peace, the development of sensors that can be applied to medical care is an area with high expectations.
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope sensor, and GPS? GNSS
These sensors, known for their application to accelerometers, gyroscopes, GPS/GNSS smartphones, can be said to be sensors integrated in everyday life. In addition, it can be said that there is a high probability of being applied as an indispensable sensor for the development of robots.