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MoveAround v1.1 (obsolete)

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 HotSpot2D. 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 1.1 (January 2017)
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 (SDA), white wire = I2C clock (SCL), extension tested upto 5 m (16 ft) with ExtendCableD-01 and upto 10 m (33 ft) with ExtendCableD-10
Connector male 1x4 plug with 4 pins in one row spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
Software support
  • Our EditorX software allows you to configure the digitizer to process and map the sensor data of multiple sensors simultaneously.

  • 19 Jan 2018: MoveAround v3.21 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 v7.51 or higher, v7.33 or v6.33. Use together with Connect (MacOS / Windows).
  • 03 Nov 2017: MoveAround v3.20 for MacOS (Sierra or lower) 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 v7.5, v7.3, v7.2, v6.3 or v6.2. Use together with Connect (MacOS / Windows).
  • On MacOS, if upon attempting to run the app a popup appears stating that the app is "damaged", type "sudo spctl --master-disable" in a terminal to bypass the Apple Gatekeeper. See also eg. this post.
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. Our software enables you to use most features of this sensor. In EditorX, use the method parameter to set the sensor to output (method #0) the value for each of the 8 temperature sensing elements or (method #1-127) the position and value of the peak (centroid) temperature value calculated from the 8 temperature sensing elements and the ambient temperature value, where the method number sets the noise gate level.
  5. See the MoveAround function description in the firmware documentation for more details about the various methods available in host and standalone mode.
  6. For more technical specs, and to find out how to access the sensor data in detail, please consult this datasheet.
  7. To extend the cable, use ExtendCableD-01 and/or ExtendCableD-10.
  8. The sensor comes fitted with a 1x4 plug for use with a WiDig or a USB-microDig running firmware v7.51 or higher or firmware v7.33 but includes an extra 1x4 housing to modify the plug for use with a Wi-microDig running firmware v6.33. There's also the AdaptCableDto2D and the AdaptCableKit. Or get the MoveAround v1.0, which is made with a 2x4 plug.

This page was updated on Tuesday 25 June 2019.
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