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MoveAround v1.0 $124.64US
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Detects presence in upto 8 regions of humans, animals or other heat-emitting objects. The sensor has a total field of view of roughly 41 degrees horizontally by 6.0 degrees vertically, ie. per region a view of 5.1 degrees horizontally by 6.0 degrees vertically. Can be used to count the number of people passing by. Use the sensor data to calculate movement direction and speed of these heat emitting objects within a couple of meters. View the sensor data using our MoveAround software (see below). Be there not or be I-CubeX-ed. A digital I2C sensor, that outputs high resolution, low-noise signals. For a single region version, try the HotIR. If you just need to know if there's somebody moving or not in a room, try the MoveOn.

Application examples

  1. Use for detecting the number, direction and speed of visitors present and/or passing by an exhibit or through a walkway.
  2. Combine with a TapTiled floor, some MoveOn and/or ReachClose sensors and make sure every move of your visitor has an effect. The Flash + SeeLaser combo allows you to implement break-beams that could indicate borders or thresholds.

Technical specifications

Product MoveAround sensor
Version 1.0 (July 2009)
Sensing parameters temperature of each 8 heat emitting objects
Sensing method infrared radiation intensity sensor
Spectral range 2 to 22 m
Active volume approx. 5 m (15 ft) within 41 by 6 field of view (8 elements of approx. 5 by 6 )
Range 4 to 100 C (39 to 212 F)
Accuracy 3 C from 4 to 10 C, 2 C from 10 to 100 C ( 5 F from 39 to 50 F, 4 F from 50 to 212 F)
Response time 40 ms (10 to 90%)
Calibration (for each of 8 elements)
Temperature Output value (I2C)
4 C (39 F) 4
10 C (50 F) 10
20 C (68 F) 20
30 C (86 F) 30
40 C (104 F) 40
50 C (122 F) 50
60 C (140 F) 60
70 C (158 F) 70
80 C (176 F) 80
90 C (194 F) 90
100 C (212 F) 100
Power supply 4.75 to 5.25 V DC, 5 mA at 5 V
Sensor dimensions 37 x 18 x 13 mm (1.5 x 0.71 x 0.51 inch)
Weight 30 g (1.1 oz), incl. cable
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, thick black wire = ground, grey wire = I2C data, white wire = I2C clock, maximum extension ? m (? ft)
Connector male plug with 4 pins in two rows spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
Software support

  1. 28 Sep 2015: MoveAround v3.00 for MacOS and Windows from source code in Max. For multiple sensors or sensor outputs, run multiple instances of the application, each started in its own folder. Requires a digitizer with firmware v7.2. Use together with Connect (MacOS / Windows).
  2. 07 Dec 2014: MoveAround v2.00 for MacOS and Windows (64bit, contact us for the 32bit version) from source code in Max. Use together with Connect (MacOS / Windows) or BlueMIDI (Windows).
  3. 08 Dec 2010: MoveAround v1.22 for MacOS and Windows from source code in Max

Application notes
  1. Make sure the sensor is plugged into the digitizer with the red wire connected to power. Reversing the plug may cause damage to the sensor.
  2. Requires a digitizer with digital (I2C) ports, eg. the USB-microDig or the Wi-microDig.
  3. The default I2C address is 104 (0x68). Both I2C lines have 10 kOhm pull-up resistors.
  4. For more technical specs, and to find out how to access the sensor data, please consult this datasheet.

This page was updated on Monday 03 October 2016.
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