Proving that motion sensing is the wave of the future, TechCrunch announced earlier this week that Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone will have motion control. Soli, Google’s radar-based fine motion detector, enables users to perform basic functions, such as skip songs and turn down volume, with the wave of a hand.
According to a new market research report by Motion Technology, the motion sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% by 2025. Demand in consumer electronics is primarily driving this growth.
“Motion sensing may be the technology advancement that defines the next decade,” says Taj Manku, CEO of Cognitive Systems.
Interactive motion gaming exploded after the release of the Nintendo Wii in 2006. It led a springboard of innovation in augmented and virtual reality gaming. But, if you owned a Wii, you’ll recall a plethora of frustration due to lag, limited range of motion and flying nunchuk remotes.
“Technology has come a long way since then,” assures Manku, “Motion sensing is taking forms that are more natural, intuitive and user-friendly.”
Consumers are starting to become accustomed to everyday motion-sensing conveniences -- porch lights that switch on automatically, automatic doggy doors, and car trunks that open with a foot wave.
WiFi Motion® is unique because it doesn’t require you to buy a separate hardware sensor. It uses your existing WiFi and WiFi-enabled IoT devices to turn your entire home into a motion sensor. Wait… motion sensing without having to buy any sensors? That’s right. WiFi Motion could be the next significant innovation to advance the smart home industry.
“We have developed a new way to see, interpret and use WiFi signals,’ says Manku, “We are repurposing tech (WiFi) for new uses that make a difference in people’s lives.”