In this article we will discuss how to aim and angle Blindsight sensors. This is a critical first step which impacts the overall performance of the AI.


  • Blindsight sensors should be installed at least 2m off the ground for optimal performance.

  • Each individual sensor has a 93 degree field of view.

  • Blindsight's AI is optimised to see up to 10m (objects that are partially obscured and environmental conditions such as darkness or fog impact the detection distance)


Where the sensors are installed will vary based on the customers safety concerns, and the machine you're installing on. Please refer to our use case guides.

In this article, we'll use a small excavator as an example. See below in blue:

In the graphic above, our sensors have been installed on the roof of the vehicle, facing the rear danger zone. The roof is an ideal position as the sensors are less likely to be bumped out of position, and above the preferred height of 2m.

The side-on image depicts how a sensor should be angled, to focus on the danger zone as much as possible. (5m in this scenario)

The top-down-view depicts how both sensors should be aimed so that there are no blind spots and minimal overlap.

Here is an on the ground look at the sensor angle - note the black box on the right side of camera 1, and left side of camera 2. This is how we find where the sensors overlap.

Please refer to our "Alert Zone Configuration Guide" article for more information.

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