Elliptic Labs EASY IoT UltrasoundBased User Interface Solution
Elliptic Labs is introducing a superior way for consumers to interact with these devices with the new EASY IoT software, turning on, off and controlling IoT appliances takes place with simple hand gestures. The new solution from Elliptic Labs is applicable to a wide range of IoT devices like smart thermostats, kitchen appliances, lighting controls, and security systems, to name a few.
Elliptic Labs demonstrated use cases of EASY IoT with a lamp, smoke detector, and a wireless speaker as examples of IoT appliances. “By working closely with mobile OEMs and their IoT innovation departments, we enable consumers to easily connect, control, and interact with IoT devices” explained Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. “Ultrasound is such a versatile yet robust technology that creating solutions for home use, as we are demoing today, is just the beginning”.
EASY IoT works by using ultrasonic presence-detection to wake up devices and enable touchless gesture capabilities. When a device detects the presence of a hand or body, it turns itself to waiting or active mode, and is ready to be used. The technology can be embedded in any device and OEMs can assign any meaning to a gesture depending on the application and the location where the gesture is performed.
Available exclusively from Elliptic Labs, ultrasonic touchless gesture technology has already proven itself superior to other approaches, such as optical or infrared sensors. Ultrasonic technology is the only such solution that can deliver full 3D interaction all around a device at 180 degrees. The exceptionally wide interaction zone together with low power consumption and functionality in any lighting conditions make ultrasound a winning technology for tomorrow’s connected home.
The ultrasound technology from Elliptic Labs works much like radar, sending out sound waves that bounce off objects and deliver back information via microphones built into existing devices. Elliptic Labs’ software converts this information into a command for the mobile device or IoT appliance.
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