The world’s smallest IoT sensors, designed to measure attendance for booked desks and meeting rooms, have been installed at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Lyngby, Denmark. No bigger than a 2×2 Lego brick and only 0.2 mm high, these microsensors represent a significant step forward in efficient resource management and workplace optimization.
Exhibition at Microsoft MTC
This week we visited Microsoft MTC to implement our innovative technology. These sensors are designed to detect if an employee actually shows up to the meeting room or desk they have reserved. This ensures more efficient use of space and resources. If a person doesn’t show up as scheduled, the sensors automatically release the booking so others can use the room.
One of the most impressive aspects of these sensors is their incredibly long battery life. With a 15-year lifespan, these devices require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for busy work environments like MTC. Furthermore, the installation of the sensors is incredibly simple and quick. They can be installed in seconds using a QR code, minimizing disruption and downtime in the work environment.
Registration of when cleaning is done
In addition to measuring attendance, MyDesk has integrated additional functionalities into these sensors to optimize cleaning processes. By using data collected from the sensors, cleaning staff can be informed of which offices, meeting rooms, restrooms and other areas have been inactive. This means cleaning resources can be allocated more efficiently, saving time and reducing unnecessary work.
The pressure sensitivity of the sensors adds another layer of functionality. Cleaning staff can simply tap the sensor to document when an area has been cleaned. This records the time and date of the cleaning, providing a reliable and easy way to track and verify cleaning activities.
Unlimited number of options
These sensors, in collaboration with the MyDesk application, open up a wealth of possibilities. For example, they can be used to monitor and optimize the use of common areas, meeting rooms and personal workspaces. This can lead to improvements in both employee satisfaction and productivity, as employees always have access to the necessary resources and spaces.
Furthermore, the use of these sensors allows for deeper insights into how physical spaces are used throughout a workday. Data collected from the sensors can be analyzed to identify patterns and trends in space utilization. This can be an invaluable resource for business leaders and facility managers when making decisions about space allocation, layout and even remote working arrangements.
Another notable application of these sensors is in energy conservation and sustainability. By identifying unused areas, businesses can automatically reduce lighting and air conditioning in these zones, leading to significant energy savings and reduced environmental impact.
Furthermore, data collected from the sensors can help create a safer workplace, especially in light of concerns about the spread of disease. By tracking and limiting the number of people
in a particular area, businesses can effectively enforce social distancing and other health-related guidelines.
Can be used in a wide range of business types
The deployment of these sensors at Microsoft MTC is just the beginning. The potential for wider application in different sectors is huge. From educational institutions looking to optimize the use of classrooms, to hospitals seeking to improve patient flow and space utilization, this technology can revolutionize how we interact with and utilize our physical spaces.
Finally, the launch of these world’s smallest IoT sensors at Microsoft MTC in Lyngby marks an exciting development in smart technology and workplace management. With their impressive battery life, easy installation and versatility of use, these sensors pave the way for smarter, more efficient and more sustainable working environments. The only limit to what the future will bring with this groundbreaking technology is your imagination.
Watch the video where co-founder Henrik talks about the new sensors at Microsoft: