A Sensoroid and sensing seat that Enable a Person´s Health and the Conditions of the Surrounding Environment to be Visualized to be Put on Exhibit at CES 2018


THK CO., LTD. (Main Offices: 2-12-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Akihiro Teramachi) announced that they will be exhibiting product prototypes at CES, the world´s largest consumer electronics trade show, to be held on January 9th to 12th, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).At this exhibition, THK will display a humanoid sensoroid that is able to grasp various conditions of the surrounding environment. Sensors can be embedded all over the object, thus enabling the environment in which a person is situated to be visualized on the basis of a diversity of factors. A “smart” sensing seat that measures a person´s respiration, heart rate, stress levels, and more will also be on display

“ATOMOS” sensoroid

• Designed as a silhouette of the human body formed in grey acrylic around a white framework.
• By sandwiching various sensor modules between the sheets of acrylic, it is possible to optimize this product/object for a variety of applications.
• THK´s FBL27D slide rails are used in the chest area, and a microcomputer or other device can be installed as well. THK´s RF77F cross-roller ring is also used for/in the waist.

Prototype details
• Transparent boards/sheets are aligned at a 15-mm pitch, and sensor modules can be easily situated between them.
• Sensor data is visualized on a separate monitor.

»ARGUS MOVA» smart sensing seat

• With white shell-type seats and legs made of transparent acrylic, this chair offers a futuristic feel that seems to float in the air.
• Its shape takes into consideration this product´s deployment as seats in automobiles, trains, airplanes and other applications.
• High-sensitivity piezo sensors are incorporated into the seat portion, enabling heart beat, respiration rate, and more to be detected based on minute movements of the human body.

Exhibition Outline
Name: CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
Dates: January 9 (Tue) to 12 (Fri), 2018
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Center 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169, U.S.A.
Booth Number: 41358
Booth name: sensingnet Inc.