Bosch is helping to build the internet of things and services one tiny sensor at a time. In future, many objects will report their status over the net, and this makes a range of new functions and business models possible. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in
Bosch sensors enable smartphones to feel MEMS sensors have long been the sensory organs for many of the mobile devices that are presented in their thousands at the world's biggest consumer electronics show. Bosch sensors enable modern electronic devices such as smartphones to feel and hear so a smartphone knows how it is being held and whether it needs to rotate the image on its display. Meanwhile tiny MEMS microphones can record sounds and speech. The sensors are also applied in notebooks, tablets, smart watches, games consoles, or sports watches. Freight forwarding companies also stand to benefit, since such sensors will allow parts in storage in the warehouse to announce their number and location over the internet. Meanwhile, acceleration sensors affixed to delicate machinery will be able to confirm at any time that there has been no exposure to vibrations during transportation. What is more, if a crate fitted with such a sensor falls to the ground, the sensor can send out a warning email to a company headquarters anywhere in the world thanks to the internet.
It's simply a question of when The question now is not whether the real and virtual worlds will merge thanks to sensors such as these. It's simply a question of when, says Dr.
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