A team of researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and working in the field of navigation has formulated techniques that enable a number of economical inertial sensors functioning in combination to substitute a single costly sensor.
Skoltech researchers have designed a software-based algorithm for synchronizing time across smartphones that can be used in practical tasks requiring simultaneous measurements. This algorithm can essentially help turn several devices into a full-fledged network of sensors. The paper was published in the journal Sensors.
The University of Michigan (U-M) has created a tiny, low-cost, and highly precise gyroscope that could aid self-driving cars and drones to remain on track even in the absence of a GPS signal.
The most recent Imperial Lates event exhibited innovative wearables and intelligent clothing for the public.
Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Positioning, navigation, and timing are key to ensuring the location accuracy critical to the success of modern military missions. Today's military systems typically rely on the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to ensure their position accuracy. While GPS provides sub-meter accuracy in optimal conditions, the signal is often lost or degraded due to natural interference or malicious jamming.
InvenSense, Inc.,, a leading provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, announces a breakthrough mainboard optical image stabilization (OIS) solution with its ICG-20660L, a 6-axis (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) integrated MEMS motion sensor optimized to support optical image stabilization, as well as a newly developed technology for macro image stabilization (OIS-Macro).
u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the release of NEO-M8U, the industry's first Untethered 3D Dead Reckoning (UDR) module. Combining multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo) with an onboard 3D gyro/accelerometer, NEO-M8U provides accurate positioning even where GNSS signals are weak or not available. It achieves this without any connection to the vehicle other than power.
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed the latest generation of its highly miniaturized 6-axis MEMS inertial modules with ultra-low-power design that strengthen the smartphone's emerging role as an "always-on" personal assistant and enhance user experiences for digital cameras, wearables and remote controls, game consoles, drones, and virtual reality.
InvenSense Inc.,, a leading provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, announced the InvenSense ICM-30631 wearable Sensor System on Chip (SoC) platform that delivers a total solution of sensor software-related features required for a wellness/fitness-centric smart watch or activity tracker.