Not only does the IoT keep us connected and keep plenty of data flowing, it also keeps us safe in a variety of ways. Sensors are now used in applications such as healthcare, industrial transportation, agriculture, building automation and transportation—just to name a few. So what do we need to know in order to keep the world safe as we design IoT products? We’re here with Cary Horan, Product Manager, Sensors and Modules at Omron Electronic Components, and Pam Berigan, Supplier Product and Marketing Manager at Sager Electronics to learn more about current design challenges, how sensors actually keep us safe (and proactive), restrictions and compliances, as well as what the future might hold for us as we collect all of this data.
Omron has found that when it comes to sensing technology, and especially IoT, one of the biggest things engineers and product designers are looking for is not only how to collect data from the sensors working in their various projects, but how to collect the data and have it work simultaneously with their existing technology. With all of that data coming in, it can be very overwhelming to operators and engineers to read the data and utilize it properly.
One of the main goals is to get all of that useful data and help engineers take their projects to the next level by using it correctly. There’s currently a heavy focus on predictive maintenance and workplace safety, using data from sensors to avoid costly downtime or dangerous injuries. There’s also a focus on medical sensors and using the data from those sensors to be more proactive rather than reactive. We’ll talk more about this with the experts.
What we’ll cover:
- The current state of IoT safety.
- What are engineers up against when they’re designing these IoT products?
- How sensors (and their data) are being used to be more proactive instead of reactive.
- Healthcare sensors.
- Environmental monitoring.
- How to visualize all the data collected from sensors.