Gesture Recognition Using Ultrasound

Press Release / 22.5.2019

A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) have used a new class of ultrasonic transducers to reliably detect distance changes, movement patterns, and gestures in ranges of up to half a meter. The tiny components are inexpensive to produce, allow for high sound pressure, and provide a flexible frequency design for an optimal balance of distance and sensitivity. Visitors to the 2019 Sensor and Test Measurement Fair to be held from 25.-27. June in Nuremberg can view a first functional demonstrator of the state-of-the-art technology at the Fraunhofer IPMS Booth 248 in Hall 5.