SENSORS: The Columbia Model DI-10-DFD-IR Inclinometer System is particularly useful in construction and shipbuilding. It is a unique differential tilt measuring device which allows matching the slope of two remotely located surfaces. The readout can be set to indicate the absolute tilt of either sensor or the differential angle between them. These extremely rugged inclinometers offer superior force balance technology and high resolution. The display is 4½ digit, 7 segment 0.4 inches high readout indicating + 10.000 degrees full scale. It has switch select for either sensor output or differential mode. The display blanks if either one or both sensors are not connected. Customized versions of these sensors are available from the factory.
The Sensors provided with this system feature aluminum case material and weigh 12oz. (340gm). They are 3.64 x 2.10 x 1.69 inches. Operating temperature ranges from -20 to +75C and their shock survival is 50G RMS.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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