Technology is constantly evolving. Over the past decade, the innovations associated with technological development have revealed the role of technology in solving contemporary social problems and improving people’s lives. FiberSense technology is a significant contributor to technological advancement in the utilization of fiber optics.
FiberSense is a technological innovation based on the use of machine learning, optical fiber sensing, optical fiber telecom networks, and integrated photonics. This technology uses real-time data to identify events within a person’s surroundings. The data collected by the FiberSense system does not record sensitive information like individual faces, voices, or offer users other biometric identification information but provides high-resolution data on details such as traffic.
Technology Associated with FiberSense
FiberSense has unveiled a technology called VIDAR, which stands for vibration detection and ranging. This new technology belongs to a new class of wide-area sensor system that is used for recording, labelling, visualizing objects and events in real-time. Unlike pre-existing technologies, FiberSense’s VIDAR utilizes fiber options to capture and analyze vibrations across large geographical areas.
Use of FiberSense
Improved interaction with public spaces: The technologies linked to the development of FiberSense were brought together to promote people’s interaction with the public space. The events happening in public spaces can be unpredictable and in some cases dangerous. Being aware of the threats existing in public spaces and approaches that can be used to prevent the occurrence of unpleasant experiences, could make people’s experiences in the outside world better. The technologies used to develop FiberSense aim at increasing people’s awareness of their environment and the factors within the environment that are relevant to them, thereby reducing their risks of unpleasant experiences.
Real-time detection of natural disasters: The vibration detection and ranging sensor technology used by FiberSense can be used for real-time detection of earthquakes over large grids. This technology can help people living in earthquake-prone areas detect earthquakes using real-time data and protect themselves from the effects of the earthquakes.
Use of fiber optics to collect real-time data: The VIDAR technology used by FiberSense eliminates the need for installing specialized equipment for the site or for large grids in the city being digitized as it relies on fiber optics and the sensors used to pick up the vibrations from the identified site. FiberSense technology captures real objects within the area and ongoing events in real-time without gaps in the information received by users.
Promotes road safety: The real-time FiberSense’s VIDAR technology works almost like index Google because it allows you to search for items in your surrounding, in the same manner, Google allows you to search for real-time information on the internet. With FiberSense, users can access real-time information about their physical world. For instance, while driving, you can access a map of the roads and use this technology to get high-resolution information on traffic flows. This can help check the traffic on different roads, oncoming vehicles, and other activities around the roads. Using the high-resolution traffic flow system, the technology can reduce cases of head-on collisions and timing errors when crossing busy roads, and promote road safety.
Aside from natural disasters and the promotion of road safety, FiberSense technology can be applied in many other situations. Other applications of this technology include real-time detection of water leaks, mining or unauthorized digging near gas pipes, among other activities.
FiberSense technology uses VIDAR technology to provide real-time information to people about the events within their environment or cities. This technology can improve people’s interaction with the public and reduce the risks of road accidents or the impact of natural disasters on people.