What do smartphone sensors sense all day? – December 16, 2012. Data indicates that people typically only interact with their phone 6% of their waking day but sensors are available 100% of the imte. This is the first of a few articles exposing the data that motivted our context awareness architecture. Read more.
A Case for Smart Sensors – December 14, 2012. Over the last few years, while sensors in smartphones have gotten smaller, now consume less power, and feature better performance, they haven’t gotten much smarter; while the performance of individual sensors has increased, their functionality has not expanded. What happened? Read more.
Algorithmic software library now enables context aware applications – December 6, 2012. By better understanding user contexts and intent, Sensor Platforms’ FreeMotion Library of algorithmic software now enables context aware applications on mobile devices to proactively engage with the user, and not merely interact with that user. Read more.
Improved context-awareness for mobile phones – December 4, 2012. A new version of its FreeMotion software library with features that improve the context awareness of mobile devices, making them smarter and less power-hungry. Read more.
Taking Context Awareness to the Next Level – December 4, 2012. Sensor Platforms’ FreeMotion Library of algorithmic software, working with sensor fusion, promises to enable context-aware applications on mobile devices to proactively engage with the user. Read more.
Software library uses sensor fusion for context-aware apps – December 3, 2012. Sensor Platforms has announced support for context-aware applications on mobile devices through its FreeMotion software library. Read more.
Context is king – November 21, 2012. Context is king, or at least will be as a world increasingly stitched together by sensors matures. Read more.
Comparing the effective of sensors in mobile operating systems – October 8, 2012. Examines the differences among iOS, Android and Windows 8 in how they include sensors, in form and substance, and highlights a few different architectural decisions they made. Read more.
Making sense from sensor fusion data – September, 2012. Discusses trade off in sensor fusion implementation on application processor and in sensor hubs. Read more.
System architecture + anthropology = Better sensor algorithms – Aug 8, 2012. Sensors in smart devices, evolving from pure metrological instruments to context-aware user assistance devices. Key points include sensor fusion with data input and algorithms, and power consumption control. Read more.
Understanding Virtual Sensors: From Sensor Fusion To Context-Aware Applications – July 10, 2012. Smart phones and tablets are far from ideal sensing platforms. Their manufacturers need to keep the product compact and inexpensive, which can compromise sensor reliability. Read more.
Sensor Fusion Or Sensor Confusion? – June 28, 2012. Explaining the role and need for sensor fusion in consumer electronics, featuring Sensor Platforms’ and Freescale. Read more.
The Future of Context-Interactive Devices. – May 11, 2012. Context awareness has become a hot topic in mobile devices. The idea seems self-evident: design these devices to be smart enough to adapt themselves to their users. Read more.
FreeMotion Provides Sensor Fusion For SmartPhone –May 2, 2012. Sensor Platforms’ FreeMotion Library is designed to improve the use of sensor suites like those found on smartphones using algorithms and heuristics to deliver improved results on position, attidude and movement. It can also provide virtual peripherals like a virtual gyroscope using sensor fusion. Read more.
Sensors in Smartphones: Beyond Landscape and Portrait Screen Orientation –April 9, 2012. Analysts project the smartphone and tablet industry will soon consume over $2 billion of sensors annually. Yet, for all that, the top mobile apps rarely involve sensors. Read more.
Sensor Platforms Introduces FreeMotion Library, SDK –March 27, 2012. Library algorithms use data from sensors in mobile devices to interpret users’ contexts and intents. Read more.
MEMS’ new battleground: Hardware-agnostic sensor fusion? – March 26, 2012. Lead story about the introduction and benefits of our FreeMotion™ Library.”In sum, just designing a number of MEMS sensors into one’s system is hardly enough to improve a system … “ Read More.
Configuring mobile device sensors to ensure optimal performance – Feb. 6, 2012. Any developer who regularly uses sensors soon notices that the Android platform is not optimized for real-time sensor data acquisition. The article addresses the challenge to effectively combine and use data from a variety of sensors to infer higher-level information. Read more.
Sensors Expand Functions in Mobile Services – Dec. 12, 2011.Sensors can make mobile apps into smart companions but creativity is currently stifled by a few surmountable hurdles. Find out more.