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Sensors are making their way into nearly all aspects of our lives. You'll find them in smartphones, watches, robots, virtual reality systems, autonomous cars, and sprinkled throughout smart cities. As you embark on creating new innovations and the next generation of sensor-enabled products, we want to share what we have learned over the past 15 years developing sensor fusion software and systems. This blog will help you stay up to date with the latest advancements in sensor technology, the challenges working with MEMS sensors and the exciting products and applications that sensors uniquely enable. Please let us know what topics you're interested in.
As sensors continuously enhance our everyday interactions with technological devices, glitches in these applications can interfere with the user experience. Our latest blog explores universal technical challenges with sensors and the UX issues they create.
A gyroscope senses change in orientation of a device, and when paired with an accelerometer, is an excellent tool for measuring the orientation of an object in 3D space.
Weaving in between cars in a game on your phone, keeping a quadcopter drone afloat despite changing winds, vacuuming your house with a robot, and translating your precise movements when wearing a VR headset all have one thing in common. They each use sensors, specifically an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), in order to function properly.