Industries and organizations have been using various kinds of sensors for a long time but the invention of the Internet of Things has taken the evolution of sensors to a completely different level.
VARIOUS TYPES OF SENSORS
Sensor Types Being Used Most By IoT Application
These sensors have been deployed for a long time in a variety of devices. However, with the emergence of IoT, they have found more room to be present in an even greater number of devices.
Proximity sensors are largely used in the retail industry, as they can detect motion and the correlation between the customer and product they might be interested in. A user is immediately notified of discounts and special offers of nearby products.
A pressure sensor is a device that senses pressure and converts it into an electric signal. Here, the amount depends upon the level of pressure applied.These sensors make it possible to create IoT systems that monitor systems and devices that are pressure propelled.
Water quality sensor
Water quality sensors are used to detect the water quality and Ion monitoring primarily in water distribution systems. Water is practically used everywhere. These sensors play an important role as they monitor the quality of water for different purposes.
Chemical sensors are applied in a number of different industries. Their goal is to indicate changes in liquid or to find out air chemical changes. They play an important role in bigger cities, where it is necessary to track changes and protect the population.
Gas sensors are similar to the chemical ones, but are specifically used to monitor changes of the air quality and detect the presence of various gases. Like chemical sensors, they are used in numerous industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and health and used for air quality monitoring, detection of toxic or combustible gas etc.