Xiaomi’s Clever New Human Body Sensor Keeps an Extra-Perceptive Eye on You

The smart home tech arms race continues, and Xiaomi is bringing a clever new motion-tracking sensor to the battlefield. Meet the aptly named new human body sensor – a compact gadget that can accurately detect human presence and movement using low-power millimeter-wave radar.

Unlike typical PIR motion sensors, Xiaomi human body sensor uses the latest in radar tech to dynamically track people up to 6 meters away through a 130-degree wide field of view. It can even keep detecting you when perfectly still, something PIR struggles with.

Human body sensor’s bag of tricks doesn’t end there either. Xiaomi boasts the compact device can operate for 3 years on a single button battery with no outlet required. It’s designed for easy mounting via built-in magnet or adhesive base on furniture and walls.

All that radar tracking data gets fed back to Xiaomi Home app too, allowing users to view 24-hour human detection activity charts and set smart automations accordingly. Forgot to turn off the living room lights after getting up? Human body sensor can keep ’em on until it senses you’ve fully vacated.

At just $18 for crowdfunding backers when the campaign kicks off on May 15th, Xiaomi’s motion-tracking human sensor packs a ton of clever tech into an affordable package. Whether you’re locking down your smart home’s automation game or just want to tinker with the latest radar sensor wizardry, this could be a unique little add-on.

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