Sensors are transducers that can detect or sense characteristics in their environment. They detect changes in the apparatus or environment and provide a corresponding optical or electrical signal. Sensors are commonly divided in six classes: mechanical, electronic, thermal, magnetic, electrochemical, and optical sensors.

Alternative label

  • sensing apparatus

  • types of sensor

  • typology of sensors

  • kinds of sensor

  • range of sensors

  • transducers

  • sensing device

Skill type

  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • cross-sector skills and competences

Essential skill/competence of

Optional skill/competence of



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