Poised to drive new era of health and fitness monitoring, and context-aware products
SUNNYVALE, California, January 7, 2013 – InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking™ devices, launched a Contextual Awareness System Development Kit (CA-SDK) to further drive the proliferation of wearable sensor innovations. The CA-SDK is comprised of nine sensors and software on a 1.71ʺ x 1.46ʺ PCB configured into a wearable watchband. By leveraging the CA-SDK, developers can create advanced applications and end products with orientation tracking and activity recognition capabilities such as running, swimming, biking, playing tennis, walking up or down hill, and determining calorie burn rate. The CA-SDK can also be used for the development of sleep monitoring, posture detection, and applications that detect if the wearer is indoors, outdoors, or driving a car.
The CA-SDK features InvenSense’s MPU-9250, 9-axis MotionTracking device that was also announced today. The CA-SDK leverages InvenSense’ algorithms for MotionFusion, and incorporates temperature, humidity, ultraviolet light, proximity, pressure, and light sensors. The CA-SDK comes with an embedded motion processing library for hardware developers, a USB port, on-board memory, and a Bluetooth module that supports Bluetooth low energy for interfacing with Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
“Our CA-SDK is poised to enable health & fitness apparel, and equipment manufacturers the means to create a new era of wearable products” noted Ali Foughi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “These products will provide consumers with contextual awareness, such as insights into their health, fitness and environmental conditions to help improve their quality of life.”
InvenSense will be demonstrating the CA-SDK during CES in booth #30161, located in Hall S3. The CA-SDK is slated for purchase on InvenSense’s website in March.
InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the leading provider of MotionTracking™ solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company’s patented NF Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion™ technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion- and gesture-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs. The company’s MotionTracking products are also being integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Dubai. More information can be found at www.invensense.com.