Oslo spin-out Elliptic Labs partners with Edinburgh-based Wolfson Microelectronics on gesture-based electronics.

Elliptic Labs, a spin-out from Oslo University, has announced a partnership with Wolfson Labs to produce a gesture-based controller for consumer electronics.

The device will incorporate Elliptic’s ultrasonic gesture control with Wolfson’s audio-digital signal processor, with the end result being a low-power ‘always-on’ touch-free gesture control system. The device could be installed in smartphones, tablets, entertainment systems, and cars.

A half-way house between echolocation and Microsoft’s Kinect system, Elliptic’s device uses sound to interpret hand movements with a 180-degree field…

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