Sensors measure height at HealthWorks!

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Sometimes ultrasonic sensors are just for fun!

Ultrasonic distance sensors are used to measure stack height, wave height, crop height and more, but at HealthWorks! Children’s education center in Tupelo MS, Senix ultrasonic sensors are measuring the height of energetic children.

HealthWorks! is an innovative organization educating children and their families on the importance of good nutrition, exercise and making healthy life choices.  The Tupelo Mississippi location, which opened in 2009, is a full scale replication of the first HealthWorks! in South Bend, Indiana. Both facilities engage kids with bold, interactive exhibits that educate and entertain.

One of the most popular exhibits is All About Me, where kids use a computer to produce a post card about themselves.  They answer questions, take their picture and measure their height.  All of the information collected is printed on a post card that provides a tangible reminder of all they learned at HealthWorks!

The height measurement in the All About Me exhibit is powered by Senix ultrasonic sensors.  Kids stand under sensors hidden in the shadows of the ceiling and see their height magically displayed on the computer screen.  Senix sensors measure the presence or size of people in a wide range of kiosks and exhibits, but we are particularly proud of the small role we play in the HealthWorks! mission!

About HealthWorks!

HealthWorks! is a kids’ health educational center that is infectiously contaminating kids of all ages to learn, have fun, and make great life choices.  For more information on this program visit www.healthworkskidsms.org/.

About Senix Corporation

Senix designs and manufactures advanced ultrasonic sensors for liquid level measurement, distance measurement and object detection. Senix ToughSonic® sensors are used in a wide range of automation and research applications worldwide. Senix works with HealthWorks! through our Research Assist program that provides discounted sensors and technical support to universities and educational facilities.