The world is changing at a greater rate than ever before. We can hardly keep up with the pace of technology. The future is approaching at such a great speed, that most of us can hardly conceptualize what will come next.
Sensors are playing a tremendous role in the change. They are employed in many industries and achieving a multitude of tasks. Sensors track the behaviors of animals, detect machine malfunctions, facilitate war simulations, and assess the stability of buildings. The number of applications is growing as technology is advancing.
Sensors working together
A monumental achievement comes in the form of the networks in which sensors perform. Sensors function autonomously, but are able to perform greater tasks when working in networks. These networks enable sensors to read the environment and react to it.
Motes are components of these networks. They are self contained, battery-operated entities that gauge light, temperature, humidity, as well as other factors. Data is collected by each mote, relayed amongst them, and finally sent to a centralized location for retrieval.
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