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Re: [sensors] Clarify scope of generic sensor

From: Rick Waldron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:13:48 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-248143965-1474323227-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Sensors take measurements and produce values that are defined in terms
 of a standard unit. By definition, cameras and audio microphones are 
a kind of "sensor" and both use sensors to achieve their purposeā€”but 
neither are a tool solely used to measure some specific environmental 
attribute and produce a standard unit value for that measurement. 
Wikipedia covers the subject nicely: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensor

Bluetooth isn't a sensor, it's a standard protocol for transporting 
data over short distances.



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