Omron engineers have worked hard to create durable and reliable sensing products for manufacturers and product designers. With the continued growth in demand for smart sensors in the contactless market and for the medical industry, Omron has continued to improve its latest detection product, the B5L time-of-flight sensor. An already advanced sensing product capable of reading and mapping 2D and 3D environments using cutting-edge visual technology, Omron now includes software capable of detecting and tracking human skeletal movements in real time.

The B5L time-of-flight sensor offers several advantages to customers seeking a cost-effective solution for highly accurate and sophisticated technology for real-time rendering of 3D spaces:

  • 3D distance detection – The sensor uses LED technology to measure the distance of fixed or moving objects and can generate a 3D map of the room
  • Light immunity – Direct light up to 100,000 lx does not affect sensor performance
  • High accuracy – The sensor can output data up to 20fps
  • Long life expectancy – Up to 5 years lifespan in continuous operation
Recent advancements in product design along with the increased need for sophisticated solutions in the healthcare industry have prompted Omron engineers to develop additional software that can be associated with this device, making it an ideal candidate for healthcare professionals. patient monitoring applications.

In such applications, there is a growing need for intelligent solutions capable of effectively monitoring injured, recovering or elderly patients while they are under the care and supervision of healthcare professionals in healthcare settings. However, there may not always be someone on hand to ensure that a patient is able to move independently, or has potentially collapsed when getting out of bed to move around the room. . While security video footage is certainly a useful solution, privacy is a concern for patients as they may not be comfortable being monitored and possibly recorded by medical facilities. The Time of Flight method allows users to monitor patients in real time while allowing patients to be confident that their privacy is secure.

The B5L Time of Flights sensor uses distance technology, measuring the location of objects in relation to the sensor by recording the time it takes for the LED lights to reflect off the detector, ensuring that no actual image data is collected. Even though the specific person in front of the sensor cannot be recognized, Omron’s skeletal detection software can still accurately detect and track individuals as they move within the sensor’s field of view.

To learn more about the B5L Time-of-Flight Sensor, please attend Omron’s next webinar Time-of-flight sensor for patient monitoring: Track human skeletal movements in real time.

Webinar Title: Time of Flight Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movements in Real Time

Date: October 7, Thursday

Time: 11 a.m. CDT / 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT
Click HERE to register today!

Presenter: Cary Horan, Product Manager – Sensors and Modules

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Cary Horan attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Sensor Product Manager for Omron, serving as the US technical contact for Omron’s various sensor product offerings. He has expertise in the field of manufacturing, including smart home construction (SHB), healthcare, and commercial applications.

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