BARCELONA & BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile World Congress – Elliptic Labs, the innovator in ultrasound sensing, today announced INNER PEACE™, a technology advance that takes presence detection to new levels and is aimed at the fast-multiplying market for intelligent personal assistants and similar devices. Staying safe and taking care of aging family members are important aspects of a peaceful day-to-day life. Rather than having 24/7 nurses or guards in the home to check on aging family members or detect intruders, INNER PEACE is now available, costing a fraction of such services. Elliptic Labs will demonstrate the new product at Mobile World Congress at Hall 6 Stand 6H20.
INNER PEACE is built on Elliptic Labs' INNER BEAUTY technology launched in 2016, which turned Xiaomi’s Mi MIX smartphone into a breakthrough device due to its bezel-less display. INNER BEAUTY replaces the phone's hardware proximity sensor with ultrasound software and frees up space inside the phone, allowing the functional area of the screen to reach all the way to the top edge of the phone.
Applying INNER PEACE to presence detection in a room can add an important new capability to personal assistants like Amazon's Echo and Google Home by detecting the presence or absence of movement. With aging populations at their highest level in history, this technology can detect if a home’s occupants aren't moving and thus require an alert to family members or medical personnel. Alternatively, if programmed to notice intruders, the owners can be notified.
With INNER PEACE deployed to smart home devices, appliances can switch off when no one is near, saving valuable power, and with no blind spots to worry about. Compared to camera-based or infrared technologies, this ultrasonic approach enables a 360-degree field of view, has no direct line-of-sight needs, works in bright light or darkness, requires up to 95% less power, and is less costly.
“Elliptic Labs has a history of disrupting electronic device markets with our advanced ultrasound technology," said Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. “We're working with OEMs now to deploy INNER PEACE and expect to see home IoT products with ultrasound in the market by 2018.”
About Elliptic Labs: www.ellipticlabs.com.