This week the MEMS Industry Group is showcasing five finalists in the MEMS and Technology showcase
at the MEMS Executive Congress US in Napa, California.
We’re thrilled that two innovations that use our sensors are on the
short list, which are testaments to the power ofSensor Data Analytics. (Read more on “Mining sensor data.”)
Horse Sense Shoes
use a combination of
accelerometers, magnetometers and air pressure sensors to detect abnormal changes in movement and vitals in horses to better
understand equine health.
Non-invasive microsensors provide continuous bio monitoring for early detection
of laminitis, fever, colic and even foaling.
Every reading is sent over the cloud to the monitoring platform, providing
easy access for analysis by the owner or veterinarian.
This highly sophisticated wearable for horses using MEMS sensors can also be
adapted for other animals to complete similar functions.
This type of breakthrough technology, effectively gives a voice to the horse
or ruminant fitted with the sensor; giving the owner the opportunity to learn
about the animal’s behavior and so understand the warning signs before
something goes wrong.
The Smart Baby Monitor from
is an award-winning wireless sleep sensor and analyzer for babies. It tracks
your baby’s breathing movement, activity level and sleep position and
transmits vital signs and alerts directly to your smartphone.
It sends raw data measured by
Freescale’s MMA8451Q MEMS 14-bit accelerometer
over Bluetooth™ 4.0. The sensor is powered by a 3 V coin-cell battery
providing five weeks of constant use and up to one year of use in passive
mode. The antenna range is 200 feet, which covers most homes.
Ian Chen leads marketing, systems, applications, software and algorithms
for sensor solutions division