Inductive sensing offers new possibilities for the detection of conductive materials. Among its many uses, it can be utilised for:
- Detection – for example, a washing machine could conceivably detect if someone accidentally left change in their trouser pockets.
- Control – because of the unique sensitivity of inductive sensors, they could be used in the creation of precision controls.
- Input – rather than have distinct metal keypad with buttons, a flat metal surface with an inductive sensor could perform the same function; this approach implies less parts to go wrong.
- Measurement – these sensors can be used to detect conductive materials in an area or on a person.