At the MEMS Industry Group Executive Congress US 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Anthony Gonzales, executive Director of Force Impact Technologies explains the FITGuard cranial impact sensing system for young athletes. To watch the video, click here. For more information about the FITGuard including its Indiegogo funding status, click here.
At CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, Greg Friesmuth, CEO and founder of Skyworks Aerial Systems explains the sensors used in his company’s surveillance drones including accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers that establish orientation and camera sensors. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Skyworks Aerial Systems, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2014, Marcellino Gemelli, director of Marketing and Business Development at Bosch Sensortec discusses the company’s BMI160, the smallest, lowest power inertial measurement unit (IMU) that uses an accelerometer and gyroscope for wearable applications. To watch the video, click here. For more information about the BMI160, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2014, Mike Stanley from Freescale Semiconductor explains the company’s Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion demo. Software developed and improved over the last three years used with the company’s sensors allows accurate motion detection in handheld applications. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Freescale Semiconductor’s Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2014, Edgar Masri, president and CEO of Qualtre demonstrates the benefits of bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology used in gyroscopes versus an alternate approach. The microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes target industrial applications. To watch the video, click here. For more information about QGYR330Hx gyroscopes, click here.
With its new 3DM-GX4 family of Inertial Sensors, LORD MicroStrain provides designers three options for industrial inertial measurements. Featuring a best-in-class 10°/hour gyro bias stability, the family integrates several additional system components. In addition toa triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyro and triaxial magnetometer (except the 3DM-GX4-15), the sensors include temperature sensors and pressure altimeter as well […]
Using piezoresistive nanowire technology, licensed from CEA-Leti, Tronics has manufactured the first piezoresistive nanowire 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) inertial MEMS device. On a chip less than 4 mm2, both triaxis accelerometers and triaxis gyroscopes have been fabricated. While this was the initial batch for this design, the company is encouraged and will continue its […]
Announced at CES 2014, the InvenSense ICM-20628 system on chip (SoC) boasts the world’s highest performance and lowest power fully autonomous 6-axis motion tracking solution. The single-chip design combines industry-leading gyroscope and accelerometer specifications with InvenSense third generation digital motion processing and algorithms while consuming less than 2mW. New features of the sensor include: Self-calibration […]
It is always interesting to see how combinations of sensors enable intriguing new product designs. The MeCam from Always Innovating is a prefect demonstration. Fitting into the palm of your hand, the MeCam has a video camera and 14 sensors. An advanced auto-pilot and a unique spatial location algorithm allow the nano copter as the […]
Just when you thought that you’ve heard just about every smart prefixed term possible, a new one appears. This time it is based on research reported by engineers at Microsoft Research, University of Rochester and University of Southampton about what is being called a smart bra. Instrumented with an electrocardiogram (EKG) sensor to capture heart […]