Omron is focused on creating products that not only can make machines perform better, but also keep people safer. As communities grow, so do the people a part of them, and at times we need to take care of those who are aging, sick, or in recovery. It is especially important for healthcare workers, particularly in times when staff is overwhelmed, to have devices that they can rely on to monitor patient activity and ensure their health and safety. Omron’s own Time of Flight Sensor can be a key component for patient monitoring applications.
The B5L Time of Flight (ToF) sensor offers several advantages for customers who are seeking a cost-effective solution for highly accurate and sophisticated technology for real-time rendering of 3D spaces:
Recently, Omron unveiled their latest technology in Human Pose Estimation (HPE) Software. This software is capable of adding to the abilities of the ToF Sensor by allowing the receiver to distinguish persons walking into the field of view from furniture in the room. The software has been a key component in healthcare applications, where elderly, sick, or injured patients need frequent supervision by medical staff. Field testing has shown the sensor’s strong performance in applications monitoring patient movement, even in cases where the patient is using a cane or a walker. The sensor’s advanced software capabilities allow it to be a useful tool to ensure patients do not find themselves isolated in emergency situations, such as in the case of a fall, as the sensor can automatically detect an event and alert key personnel.
Since its release, Omron engineers have applied improvements to the sensor performance to further build on its advanced capabilities. Among subtle changes to improve on the sensor accuracy, there have been implementations of key software abilities to cover various situations encountered during field testing. Situations such as when a person is obscured by furniture, or when multiple people in frame, do not affect HPE performance, allowing the user to be confident in the sensor tracking ability no matter the event.
The B5L Time of Flights sensor utilizes distance technology, measuring location of objects relative to the sensor by recording the time it takes for the LED lights to reflect back to the detector, thus ensuring that no actual image data is being collected. Even though it is impossible to recognize the specific person in front of the sensor, Omron’s skeletal detection software can still accurately detect and track persons as they move across the field of view of the sensor.
Omron’s upcoming webinar will detail some of the key advantages offered by our HPE Software, and how it can work to fit your next application.
Join OMRON's upcoming webinar this March to learn more about the latest Time of Flight sensing technology that can be used to ensure patient safety. It can be used in applications where patients need to be constantly monitored for their activity, such as in elderly care, recovery from illness and surgery, or physical therapy. Cary Horan, Business Development Manager, will be going in-depth on the following Time of Flight topics:
Webinar Title: Sensing Technology in Patient Monitoring Applications
Date: Tuesday March 21st, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. CDT / 12:00 a.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT
Presenter: Cary Horan, Business Development Manager, Omron Electronic Components
Cary Horan attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Business Development Manager for Omron, serving as America’s technical contact for Omron’s diverse sensor product offerings. He has expertise in the manufacturing field, including IoT, Healthcare, and Agriculture applications.
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by Avnet Silica