Our virtual sensors platform replaces hardware sensors while expanding on their capabilities
Ultrasound Virtual Proximity
This engine replaces the traditional hardware infrared sensor currently used in most phones and allows for a beautifully designed full-screen device. It uses the Ultrasound Virtual Proximity sensor.
Hardware-based optical sensors have been an indispensable part of every smartphone to turn off the screen and to disable touch functionality when a user holds a device to their ear. By replacing these hardware components with Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY—the first software-based solution to replace the optical proximity sensor—the unsightly black holes on the front of the smartphone will be removed. The result is a more aesthetically pleasing design.
Elliptic Labs offers robust natural touchless gesture support with 180-degree field of view and sub millimeter detection accuracy. Watch the video to see some of the gestures we can provide. Two of our more popular product lines are also showcased below.
INNER MAGIC is a patented touch-free ultrasound gesture product line that enables the simple, intuitive interactions users want. All of our virtual gesture sensors have a 180-degree field of view, allowing users to perform natural hand movements in the air above, below, in front of, or to the side of their device.
MagicSNAP is one of the virtual gesture sensors available from INNER MAGIC. As shown in the video, it allows users to take photos using a gesture from up to six feet away. In recent consumer research, over 90% of users were positive about the possibility of having MagicSNAP on their own device.
Double and single tap gestures are recognized using the following virtual gesture sensors:
MagicSNAP — Used to take pictures (group photos or selfies)
MagicTAP — Controls music and video players (play, pause, skip, fast-forward, or rewind)
INNER REFLECTION is an ultrasound-sensing product line that lets manufacturers embed presence sensing capabilities in any device with a speaker, microphone, and audio processor. With presence sensing, devices can do things like: respond to users entering the room, adjust the volume based on the distance to the user, wake up when the user approaches, and turn off appliances and light to save power when the user leaves. This allows users to interact with smart devices in the most natural way possible. INNER REFLECTION offers the widest field of view compared to other sensing technologies while remaining insensitive to light.
This presence engine uses the following virtual sensors:
ProbeID — Enhances phone privacy by tracking user presence in order to allow sensitive content to be hidden when the user is absent
SoundID — Allows sound notifications to adjust the ringer/volume based on whether a user is present or absent
LinkID — Enhances security by notifying facial recognition to deactivate once a user is absent from their phone
MatchID — Aids the performance of facial recognition by detecting the face-to-device distance to improve matching speed