Fraunhofer Representative Office Beijing
OmniConnect project: Radar beams for networking and localizing everyday objects

Up to nine send/receive modules like these are integrated into the lamp structure. In this arrangement, they cover the entire room.

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In the OmniConnect project, Fraunhofer researchers are working with other partners on networking objects in indoor areas. They are doing this using radar beams and passive tags that are attached to moving objects, but also to people. This technology effectively detects the positions of the tags and therefore of the objects as well. It can also be used in the care sector, to avert dangers to people who are prone to falling.