There is a new breed of software which is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), called machine learning. And if you feed them the proper data, these “intelligent” software systems can find relationships, provide advice, and make even decisions for your plant and take action.
There is a reason, apart from a mechanical fault in the machine, why the vibration pattern could change. The reason is in the palm of your hand. When the sensor is attached to the machine, the vibration from inside the machine causes the sensor to vibrate, which is picked up by the electronics inside.