Safety equipment for human detection

Risto Kuivanen, Timo Malm, Timo Määttä, Jyrki Suominen, Risto Tiusanen

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    Two basic principles for the detection of human beings in a restricted area are presented in this paper. These principles are used in connection with safety equipment, although many of them still have physical limitations, which must be taken into account to ensure the equipment's functioning on all occasions. The two main principles are: touch sensing detectors and presence sensing detectors. From the latter, capacitive, ultrasound, optical, vision and microwave sensors are included in this paper. Some estimates from the adaptability of these principles to safety use are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages40
    ISBN (Print)951-38-3180-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1988
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita


    • safety sensors
    • safety switches
    • presense sensing devices
    • optical detectors
    • ultrasonic detectors
    • microwave devices
    • infrared detectors


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