Elliptic Labs Launches First Multi Layer Interaction Making Mobile Devices More Intuitive to Use

New Capability; a First for the Touchless Gesturing Market Unveiled at CEATEC Japan

CEATEC JAPAN 2014

SAN FRANCISCO & TOKYO--()--Elliptic Labs, the leader in ultrasonic touchless gesturing for consumer electronic devices, today announced a market first; “Multi Layer Interaction.” It enables mobile devices to display different content depending on the location and distance a user’s hand is from a device. Visitors to CEATEC Japan, October 7-11 will have a chance to try out the technology live for the first time at the Murata booth #6K197. See video. B-roll video here.

“The new Multi Layer Interaction brings users the latest advance in intuitive device interactions. Without touching the device, as your hand moves towards your phone for example, the screen lights up and information is displayed. As you continue to move your hand closer, different information is revealed. It’s all about improving the user experience and by presenting easier ways to interact with mobile devices,” said Elliptic Labs CEO Laila Danielsen. “Our new Multi Layer Interaction makes it faster to work with applications you use repeatedly during the day, such as checking messages, playing games, navigating maps, interacting with social media, and watching videos.”

With this new capability, manufacturers can build mobile devices that offer a more intuitive navigation experience and quicker interactions. Multi Layer Interaction enhances the most popular interactions with a minimum amount of effort. Manufacturers can also create entirely new ways to interact with portable devices; it can even be used to wake up a device – even when the main application processor is sleeping,” noted Danielsen.

“We share Elliptic's vision for creating products that enhance the way people interact with consumer electronics. We are excited to partner with Elliptic to deliver natural touchless gesture capabilities to our customers,” said, Satoshi Sonoda, Senior Vice President, Device Business Unit at Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

With Elliptic Labs’ gesture recognition technology the entire zone above and around a mobile device becomes interactive and responsive to the smallest gesture. The active area is 180 degrees around the device.

The company’s new software developer kit (SDK) allows OEMs to cost-effectively integrate intuitive and consumer-friendly touchless gesturing into their devices. Available immediately through sales@ellipticlabs.com.

Resources

B-Roll: http://player.vimeo.com/video/108101901

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96020427@N07/sets/72157636094559114/

Elliptic Labs (www.ellipticlabs.com)

Murata (www.murata.com)

Contacts

for Elliptic Labs
Aoife Kimber, +650 773 7288
akimber@kimberpr.com
Erica Zeidenberg
erica@hottomato.net

Release Summary

Elliptic Labs Launches First Multi Layer Interaction Making Mobile Devices More Intuitive to Use. The latest advance in intuitive device interactions.

Contacts

for Elliptic Labs
Aoife Kimber, +650 773 7288
akimber@kimberpr.com
Erica Zeidenberg
erica@hottomato.net