Honolulu, HI – January 26, 2023 – Engineers at Adnoviv Inc. have shown that the TruePODS® sensor accurately detects occupancy, vacancy, heart rate, and respiratory rate in challenging, realistic circumstances. Even when a large conference room contains only one stationary occupant, this sensor detects the occupant’s presence, avoiding the false vacancy signals that plague other occupancy sensors.
Data was collected from a single sensor, used for 6 months in the Smart Conference Room at the Lighting Enabled Systems & Application (LESA) Center. Analysis of this data, published in Nature Scientific Reports, shows that occupancy vs. vacancy can be accurately assessed over 93% of the time, providing higher accuracy for stationary occupants than traditional approaches, and they are the only occupancy sensing technology that can also provide vital signs.
Sensing the impact of indoor environmental quality on humans has been challenging to date. Future work will include finding correlations between heart and respiratory rates with occupant wellness and comfort, so the vital signs can be used to proactively make positive changes in the environment to benefit occupants without requiring their active participation.
“This is the first extensive data collection for a Doppler-radar based occupancy sensing and vital signs detection system in a realistic office environment, with occupants in different locations and positions,” said Chenyan Song, first author on the paper and consultant for Adnoviv. “Our analysis shows that the TruePODS sensor excels in challenging conditions where occupants are completely stationary or blocked from view, where currently marketed sensors are lacking.”
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About Adnoviv, Inc.:
Adnoviv, Inc. is a research-driven technology company developing innovative sensors and systems for industrial, medical, and security applications. The centerpiece of Adnoviv’s product pipeline is the TruePODS™ line of high-performance occupancy detection, occupant count, and non-contact vital signs systems for smart buildings and energy conservation. The Adnoviv team is comprised of world-renowned experts in non-invasive physiological sensors, experienced in engineering research and product development. Adnoviv is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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