Sensing Technology

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Combining high-precision quartz devices with GPS and other sensing technologies, Epson offers original sensing systems that present people with data in a visible and meaningful format.

In the personal healthcare and sports markets, Epson seeks to help customers look after themselves and improve their sports performance with products such as wristwatch-type pulse monitors and GPS sports monitors that allow extended GPS use. The company also provides the M-Tracer motion analysis system to sports goods manufacturers.






Epson also offers compact, high-precision inertial measurement units (IMUs) to the construction and civil engineering industries. The lineup includes inclinometers that measure tilt of a mere 0.001° in buildings and other structures, and accelerometers that measure vibrations of only 10µG.
Using products such as these enables customers in industry to accurately understand and visualize details about the condition of buildings, and to manage the risk posed by aging structures.

In quartz devices, Epson uses its original QMEMS* technology to maximize the advantages of quartz crystal to offer sensing devices such as gyroscopic sensors that accurately detect the shaking caused by hand movements in cameras.

*QMEMS is a technology that combines "Quartz," a crystal material with excellent characteristics such as high stability and high precision, and "MEMS" (a microfabrication technology).

What is QMEMS?

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The QMEMS Story (The History of Artistic Refinement)

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Gyroscopic Sensors (the Gyro Portal)

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Related links

GPS Sports Monitor (WristableGPS):
http://global.epson.com/innovation/technology_articles/201211_01.html>

Industrial sensing systems (IMUs, inclinometers, accelerometers, etc.):
http://www5.epsondevice.com/en/sensing_system/ New window

Crystal sensing devices:
http://www5.epsondevice.com/en/sensing_device/index.html New window