Applications for motion-sensing abound. The ability to track movement of people or objects comes in handy in industrial safety, security, smart buildings, and more. We’ve written about Vayyar’s solid state radio frequency monitors for several years. Vayyar’s tracking panels integrate receivers, transmitters, and algorithms. Vayyar sensors use reflected radio waves to detect and interpret motion data. We’ve seen Vayyar’s tech in Walabot Home fall sensors, home care robots, and more.

Aria Sensing is releasing new applications for its non-contact motion and presence monitoring platforms. Aria be showing several applications during CES 2021. Aria uses ultra wideband radar (UWB) to detect people’s presence even if they’re not moving. UWB radars have higher immunity to jamming or interference from other radio waves, according the company. The high sensitivity levels of Aria monitoring systems enable tracking people by the motion of their breathing; it even even works through walls.

Aria’s algorithms empower dynamic behavior analysis to track motion direction, distance, and speed: not just motion. Aria claims that its very small form factor and lightweight units integrate transmitters, receivers, antennas, power supply, on-board elaboration unit, and communication interfaces on a single circuit board. In addition to working through smoke, dust, and fog, Aria’s anti-intrusion sensor technology is tamper-proof when installed out of sight behind walls. Also, signals from its sensor boards are clean enough to track multiple bodies or objects accurately.

Aria mentions applications for its UWB radar in health care, security, smart buildings, and automation. Even when we get to a time when in-person contact isn’t overly risky from threats of viral contagion, we can envision many applications in aging-at-home, care homes, and remote patient monitoring.