Examples of sensor in a Sentence
Image sensors are used in digital cameras.
Infrared sensors can track an object's movement.
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Matrix includes several sorts of sensor, so the helicopter can see for itself.
Likewise, placement of sensors may leave no physical clues.
Fitbit also added a new Sp02 sensor that estimates blood oxygen levels, which potentially opens up the possibility for tracking sleep apnea.
ShotSpotter, which uses a network of audio sensors to determine where and when shootings take place, was installed in four San Diego communities in November 2016 — Lincoln Park, Valencia Park, O’Farrell and Skyline.
The array of sensors would get spooked by anything from balloons to street litter to political billboards.
Both scan their surroundings using a variety of sensors, feed the information into an artificial intelligence system and output driving instructions to the vehicle.
To replace TouchID, the fingerprint sensor that provided security for device use and payment, Apple has introduced a new facial recognition technology called FaceID.
The fingerprint sensor on the back of the phones is also excellent.
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Sensors are used today almost everywhere. Radar guns bounce microwaves off moving cars. A burglar alarm may use a photosensor to detect when a beam of light has been broken, or may use ultrasonic sound waves that bounce off moving objects. Still other sensors may detect pressure (barometers) or chemicals (Breathalyzers and smoke detectors). Stud finders, used by carpenters to locate wooden studs under a wall, may employ magnets or radar. Wired gloves, which relay information about the position of the fingers, are used in virtual-reality environments. A cheap car alarm may be nothing but a shock sensor, in which a strong vibration will cause two metal surfaces to come together.
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