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sen·sor

(sen'sŏr),
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and to transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control. See: sense.
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sensor

(sĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
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SENSOR

(sen'sŏr)
Acronym for Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks.

sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control.
See also: sense
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sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
In digital radiography, detector placed intraorally to capture an image.
See: sense
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Caption: Figure 20: Input membership function for distance sensors.
Simple, and thus low-cost, fiber optic noncontact distance sensors exploit the variation with distance of the light intensity reflected from the target, using a configuration known as "bifurcated fiber bundles" (BFBs), which is basically "Y" junction made of several glass fiber arranged in a bundle to increase the light collecting capability and extend the operating range [8].
The shape memory alloy wire can be actuated from external information, like a distance sensor (2).
The image distance sensor has various applications.
The press is equipped with a force and distance sensor enabling the press to both monitor and control force and position.
The "Dobelle Eye" consists of a sub-miniature television camera and an ultrasonic distance sensor, both mounted on a pair of eyeglasses.
The 10-pound battery-operated system uses a miniature digital camera and an ultrasonic distance sensor, which are built into a pair of sunglasses.
If you look closely at the 2 Pro's architectural design, you'll be quite amazed how the front camera, light and distance sensor and the receiver were all crammed up inside the tiny notch.
Toronto, Canada, July 14, 2017 --(PR.com)-- It's about a low-cost distance sensor module that makes use of a new laser sensor chip from ST Microelectronics called the VL53L0X.
The vacuum cleaning robot features a Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) that is developed in-house, and is able to scan surroundings in 360 degrees at 1800 times per second.
APXS was not only an X-ray spectrometer, but also served as a distance sensor during the deployment by making use of how X-ray count rate varied with distance.
Researcher Debojyoti Mitra said a four car wind tunnel test showed that using such distance sensor and cruise control systems--which are now technically possible--the leading car in the platoon experiences the highest drag but no more than if it were driving alone.