Novelda’s building-integrated “XeThru” sensor modules detect human presence and monitor respiration. Breath rate and depth are measured and tracked in real-time. The use of radio waves, rather than infrared, ultrasound or light, allows the modules to ‘see through’ a variety of objects, including building materials and blankets.
The sensors are intended for hidden, tamper proof, smart home automation. They are tools for allowing seniors to age in place, as breathing abnormalities are observed with out a manual alarm trigger. Sleep abnormalities can also be detected. The system can, of course, also be used for security, and to control climate and lighting.