A tilt sensor is a type of sensor that is used to detect the orientation or tilt of an object with respect to gravity. It is also known as an inclinometer or a tilt switch.
Tilt sensors can be used to measure the angle of inclination, the direction of movement, or the levelness of an object. They typically consist of a sensing element, such as a ball, a pendulum, or a liquid bubble, that moves in response to changes in orientation.
The movement of the sensing element is then detected by a sensor, such as a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer or a mercury switch, which produces an electrical output proportional to the angle of tilt.
Tilt sensors are used in a wide range of applications, including robotics, drones, construction, automotive, and aerospace industries, as well as in consumer electronics such as smartphones and gaming devices.