Sensor for human presence detection

Paul Boughton

Olea Sensor Networks has developed a sensor system which has the unique ability to differentiate between live animate beings and inanimate objects up to a 5m distance for both moving and stationary applications.

The OleaVision technology provides the ability to ‘see’ a living being, even through walls and regardless of whether the monitored subject is moving or motionless, and to distinguish between human and animal presence and movement. This has broad application in the automotive/transportation, industrial, smart home and security systems markets for pedestrian and bystander detection, animate-being detection (such as a sleeping child or pet accidentally left behind in a closed vehicle), collision avoidance, intrusion detection, fire safety and energy management.

“We know of no other sensor on the market today that has OleaVision’s detection range and discernment capabilities, which are urgently needed for many important applications. For example, vehicle and industrial equipment producers are seeking advanced safety capabilities to prevent the many thousands of deaths that occur annually from vehicle and mobile industrial equipment colliding with pedestrians and bystanders. OleaVision can help to save these lives and significantly reduce the liabilities faced by OEM’s as well as vehicle and equipment operators,” said Frank Morese, Olea CEO and Founder. “OleaVision builds on the capabilities of our intelligent IoT sensor platform, which is based on our proprietary embedded advanced algorithms and sensor analytic technologies.”

The sensor is part of the OS–3001 Intelligent Multi-Sensor Platform. This is a handheld/wearable, wireless, intelligent, multi–sensor data acquisition platform in a form factor the size of a typical smartphone.

It serves as a sensor hub with various on-board intelligent sensors and does not require direct contact with the monitored subject. It is designed for use with Olea’s sensor analytics software and, optionally, its cloud–based service solutions that take full advantage of Olea’s IoT Intelligent Partitioning Architecture. OleaVision extends this Olea platform with increasingly advanced intelligent sensors and sensor networks.