Domestic electronics, household electrics industries
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|The markets for domestic
electrical and electronic products grows year on year. Household electronics
may remain a growth sector for many years. |
Technology companies have been dreaming up elements for so called "smart
houses" for many years already. The key issue seems to be how fast and what
specific item, the public will demand or accept next in order to ease and
automate aspects of their domestic life.
Capacitive and electric field sensing will play a part in household
automation, though in which applications it will be most successful remains to
Sensatech have developed a series of low cost
light switches about which you can
They are designed to fit with existing format light switch holders and
faceplates. There is also a half size rectangular 0.75 inch by 1.5 inch variant
which is conveniently stackable as an array. The devices have the following
functionalities: on / off, timer, motor and oven controller and dimmer. They
have the unique ability of any number being put in parallel, for example along
a flight of stairs.
A low cost variant of a moisture sensor (click
here) could be used for cellar or basement flood protection or warning.
Applications - Moisture