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Didyouknowhowmanydifferentkindsofsensorsgoinsideasmartphone?

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    preranaK xxCoder Leader
    2y ago San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

    As a research intern, part of my work involves taking data from various sensors. This got me thinking, What else are sensors used for? I decided to do a little bit of digging online and found that one of the most common household objects with a truckload of sensors is a cell phone. It's incredible how hardware and software work together so well to make a sensor (or any gadget really) function. Here are some more examples of sensors being used in daily life: How accelerometers are used in motion sensing gaming devices like the wii remote: http://scienceline.org/2006/12/motioncontrollers/ Burglar alarms http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/security/burglar-alarm2.htm

    As a research intern, part of my work involves taking data from various sensors. This got me thinking, What else are sensors used for? I decided to do a little bit of digging online and found that one of the most common household objects with a truckload of sensors is a cell phone. It's incredible how hardware and software work together so well to make a sensor (or any gadget really) function. Here are some more examples of sensors being used in daily life: How accelerometers are used in motion sensing gaming devices like the wii remote: http://scienceline.org/2006/12/motioncontrollers/ Burglar alarms http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/security/burglar-alarm2.htm


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Prerana is a senior at Mission San Jose High School who is fascinated with computers and artificial intelligence. Currently, she is an intern at UC Berkeley's HART Lab where she works with sensors in AI research. She is co-captain of Transformerz, her all girls robotics team, and also the VP of her [...]

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