Airbag Technology Applied to Cycling Protection

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I am always impressed when existing technology is applied to a problem in a new and unique way. That is what Hövding, a Swedish design house has done with motion…

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Motion Processing IP Cores for Sensing Applications

Monday, March 5, 2012

With the combined market for MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and pressure sensors in mobile devices predicted to exceed 4 billion units by 2015, Movea, a motion-processing and data…

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Nine-Axis MEMS Motion Sensing

Thursday, January 26, 2012

At the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, David Borison of InvenSense demonstrates the capabilities of nine-axis motion sensing using the company’s newly introduced MPU-9150…

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Three-axis Gyroscope Offers Small Size and Low Power

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

At the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Juha Lahtinen of VTI Technologies demonstrates the capabilities of the company’s newest three-axis, low power (2.5 mA)…

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Sensing in an Armband Health Monitor

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nick Wilson of BodyMedia discusses the sensing and capabilities of the company’s two health monitoring devices at the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. To…

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Sensors Enable Portable Healthcare Innovations

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sensors as well as communication ICs and microcontrollers provide the enabling technologies for several new innovations in healthcare. A Kalorama Information Dec. 1, 2010 report estimates that the…

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Track Calories Burned and More with Body Monitoring System

Friday, February 11, 2011

BodyMedia FIT Armband BW, a wearable body monitoring system, uses four sensors to track thousands of data readings and display them to show users their calories burned, steps…

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Motion Sensing Demoed in Visteon Concept Vehicle

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The center console (dashboard) could change dramatically in future vehicles with controls located closer to driver. This frees up space for other options. Visteon demonstrates one possibility using…

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Highly Integrated MEMS-Based Motion Sensing

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Motion sensing is at the heart of several new features in consumer products including cell phone, tablet PCs and games. InvenSense has been a major player in these…

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Software Simplifies Motion Sensing

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Motion sensing is one of the hottest sensing areas. Using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based accelerometers and gyroscopes, systems designers are adding motion sensing to smart phones and other handheld…

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