Ainstein Over-the-Door Sensor Virtual Demonstration

Ainstein designs the world’s most advanced radar sensor technology.

We’ve developed the new Over theDoor Sensor (ODS) Evaluation Module (EVM) for Texas Instruments, to leverage TI’s 60GHz chipset.

Ainstein’s new ODS EVM can enable innovative new people counting applications.

people counting with Ainstein's radar technology

Counting People

What is the 60GHz ODS – WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?

The ODS EVM can be mounted overhead in a building or a room to provide an accurate, real-time count of the number of people in a given space.

By linking this data stream to the internet, you can create a dashboard for hotel managers, retail managers, restaurant managers, and more to give a real-time picture of how many people are currently present in a given space.

Additionally, by integrating the ODS with voice recognition/control technologies, such as Amazon Alexa, you can build a robust, powerful tool for your customers.

Live demonstration of 60GHz ODS

Ainstein demonstrated a real-world application of the 60GHz ODS at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Ainstein’s Vice President for Strategy and Partnerships, Andrew Boushie, explains the application and gives a live demonstration.

In the demonstration, Ainstein’s smart radar technology is linked with a Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller. Ainstein’s smart radar sensors detect if a room is occupied, and when it is occupied, how many people are in it. The Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller is, in turn, connected to Amazon’s Alexa, enabling voice control of the application.

 

Pilot demonstration of 60GHz ODS

In 2018, Ainstein completed a successful pilot of the 60GHz ODS for the University of Kansas’s Bioscience and Technology Center (BTBC).

The BTBC provides office space for growing high-tech companies, with shared conference rooms and commons spaces.

Frequently for BTBC building management, meeting room availability and management becomes a challenge. Someone may schedule to use a meeting room via an online calendar, but their plans change and no longer need the room — but the calendar doesn’t get updated. Conversely, people may often step into a meeting room on an impromptu basis, without having booked the room previsouly on the calendar.

When these situations arise, management of the meeting rooms becomes complex and time-consuming.

Ainstein’s smart radar sensors were used to help the BTBC building management mitigate this issue, by providing real-time readings of how many people (if any) were in meeting rooms at any given time.

What is the 60GHz ODS – WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?

The ODS EVM can be mounted overhead in a building or a room to provide an accurate, real-time count of the number of people in a given space.

By linking this data stream to the internet, you can create a dashboard for hotel managers, retail managers, restaurant managers, and more to give a real-time picture of how many people are currently present in a given space.

Additionally, by integrating the ODS with voice recognition/control technologies, such as Amazon Alexa, you can build a robust, powerful tool for your customers.