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Sensing Movement

Motion Capture

Movement sensors and their supporting software are integrated into consumer products designed for leisure, health and sports applications.
Published on 25 February 2017

Sensing movement 

What is Sensing Movement?
Movement sensors and their supporting software are integrated into consumer products designed for leisure, health and sports applications.
These products implementing movement sensing were developed from CEA Tech research since 1998, before being transferred to Movea in 2007. Movea was acquired by Invensense in 2014. These different objects used an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) implementing micro-accelerometers, micro-magnetometers, gyrometers, pressure and temperature sensors and microphones for gesture, activity or movement measurement. The specific knowledges to backed the hardware are the data fusion algorithms and a cutting edge integration technology.

Applications: 

  • Gaming and virtual reality instrumentation 
  • Outdoor GPS support and indoor localization 
  • Smartphone image stabilization 
  • Sports gesture analysis and enhancement (e.g. Nabaji Decathlon's "Swimmer") 
  • Drone attitude control units.

Technology used?
Via its common laboratory with CEA Tech, Movea/Invensense is backed by an extensive patent portfolio and it cooperates with both Leti and List research institutes. Systems of sensors developed are miniaturized (less than 1cm²) and can be readily integrated into objects.
 
Movea/Invensense's know-how is founded on unrivaled expertise in the fields of data fusion and signal processing. Algorithm optimization ensures these systems' low energy consumption.  

Patents:  
In 2007, Movea was granted initial licenses on 22 CEA patents.
Through its common and internal research programs, Movea now possesses more than 250 patents ranging across 65 families.