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Elliptic Labs’ INNER REFLECTION™ Presence Detection Technology is a Finalist in the Edison Awards for Smart Devices

Feb 13, 2019 | News

Intelligent Virtual Sensors Enable Smart Speakers and Other IoT Devices to Respond to Human Presence

San Francisco, CA — Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Smart Sensor™ platform, powered by ultrasound, has been named a “Smart Devices” finalist by the Edison Awards in the category of Consumer Electronics and Information Technology. Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Smart Sensor software, INNER REFLECTION™, uses presence detection technology to allow smartphones, wearables and other IoT devices to respond naturally to user presence. This breakthrough in AI ultrasound software creates a simpler and more natural machine-human interface beyond traditional voice-recognition abilities. The Edison Awards honor innovative products and technologies that change lives and positively impact the way humans interact with one another.

Finalists for this prestigious global competition represent the best in products and services, combined with excellence in leadership. The Edison Awards Steering Committee conducted an in-depth review of all nominations, followed by a peer review of senior executives recognized for their expertise in business, science and academia. Over 3,000 global professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education reviewed a final ballot. The winners will be picked on April 4 at the 32nd Annual Edison Awards Gala in New York City.

INNER REFLECTION uses virtual smart sensor technology to detect and react to human presence and respond to user gestures, adding another level of intelligence to smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod. This enhancement allows users to do things like adjust a device’s volume based on distance, pause a movie when they leave the room, or turn on lights when they enter. INNER REFLECTION’s 180-degree interaction zone is sensitive to even submillimeter motion, making it a more accurate and natural interface than either voice or touch.

“The Edison Awards value excellence in human-centered design and innovation, which is why it chose our ultrasound solution as a finalist. INNER REFLECTION represents a new way of approaching design and interacting with smart consumer devices, making the whole experience simpler and easier,” says Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. “While ultrasound is well known for its medical uses, Elliptic Labs is the first to pioneer ultrasound for consumer devices. OEMs love that they can reduce both costs and power requirements by replacing clunky hardware with AI-driven software.”

INNER REFLECTION is available now to OEMS making smart speakers, smartphones and any device with multimedia.

INNER REFLECTION, Smart Sensor and INNER BEAUTY are, respectively, trademarks and registered trademarks of Elliptic Labs. All other trademarks or service markets are the responsibility of their respective organizations.


About Elliptic Labs

Elliptic Labs is a global AI software company and the world leader in AI virtual smart sensors for the smartphone, IoT and automotive industries. Elliptic Labs transforms products using machine learning and/or sensor fusion to combine ultrasound with data from existing device sensors to produce smarter, greener, safer and more intuitive devices. This allows manufacturers to eliminate the need for infrared, radar and time-of-flight hardware sensors, saving OEMs component costs and freeing up design space. The AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ provides 360-degree precise presence sensing, breathing detection, and touch-free gestures. Elliptic Labs is headquartered in Norway and also operates in the United States, China, South Korea and Japan. Its employees throughout the world are motivated by common core values of diligence, innovation and integrity. For more information, visit: www.ellipticlabs.com.

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