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Wireless People Counter Sensor with Pyroelectricity Infra-Red (PIR)

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Electronics - Sensors & Instrumentation
Infocomm - Enterprise & Productivity
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO142798

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

This People Counter is a compact wireless Pyroelectricity Infra-Red (PIR) sensor. Recommended to be installed on the ceiling, the device counts the number of people passing below it. With the battery-operated and wireless feature, there is no need to do any cabling. Application including triggering cleaning when the number of people detected using the toilet exceeds a threshold. It allows you to reduce the movement of cleaners, and only do the cleaning when certain usage is achieved.

Powered by a lithium battery, the battery autonomy of the device is determined by the number of detected motion (e.g. people passing by) and the interval reporting of messages. In most cases, it can last anywhere between 12 months to 18 months. The people counter, by default, sends the count every 10 minutes using Sigfox network. Battery level information is also sent to allow for planned battery replacement.

We’re looking for companies that would like to integrate this sensor with their other solutions to form a complete solution for meeting room management or smart toilet cleaning management.

We’re also looking for companies who would like to improve this solution to include directional detection of movement.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Features:

  • PIR technology
  • One PIR sensor in the center
  • Angle: 90 deg
  • Distance: 2 to 3m
  • Easy to setup
  • Base plate mounted by screws, and the sensor attached to the base        

Specification:

  • Detection range: 3 to 4m.
  • Network: Sigfox connectivity
  • Size: 85mm x 58mm x 35mm
  • Weight: 120g.
  • Battery: lithium ion
  • Underside: button Power ON + status LED + Reset/OFF button (use a pin to prod the hole)

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

We encourage the usage of this People Counter device in public facilities such as public toilets and public transports. However, it can also be used anywhere else to count the in/out frequency of people. For example, public facilities, corridors, meeting rooms, schools’ washrooms, supermarket entrance, hawker centers, F&B, etc.

Market Trends & Opportunities

 “Everything these days is connected and smart, but I feel like the bathroom is a very untapped area,” says Sameer Berry, a gastroenterologist from Michigan University.

Smart toilet creation has been praised to protect our health, according to new research study, Smart toilet has reached USD670 million in 2019 and is expected to growth up to USD1310 million within 2024 (cf. MarketWatch).

Benefits

People flow control during COVID-19

  • Provide information on human flow 
  • Reduce human contact

For toilet cleaning application:

  • Cleaning on demand based on actual usage of the facility
  • Reducing people movement
  • Reducing risks for staff
  • Higher productivity
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