From controlling devices with a wave of the hand to registering the heartbeat of a car driver – there are a lot of uses for imec’s precise and compact on-chip radars. Take a look at the possibilities and discover how you can benefit from the results of our research.
This highest frequency member of imec’s on-chip radar systems is:
All these characteristics make the 140 GHz radar uniquely suited for applications that integrate precise motion sensing into our daily lives, such as:
One of the most promising uses of 140 GHz radar is gesture recognition.
From our smartphones to our car dashboards, touch control has become a standard way to interact with technology. But what if we could eliminate the need of actual contact with the device? No more smudgy fingerprints on touchscreens, an easier way to control small devices such as smartwatches, a safer way to switch the channel of your car stereo, ...
That’s the promise of gesture recognition technology. It’s complementary to other device control mechanisms such as voice control. And it can be completely hidden, e.g. behind a thin layer of plastic or inside a device.
Watch this movie to see how it works:
Imec is working on gesture recognition technology by combining:
We offer a wide array of collaboration models. For example: