Monday, June 08, 2009
STMicroelectronics is betting that MEMS gyros will find a mass market in sophisticated user interfaces that enable the recognition of complex human gestures using angular momentum sensors for pitch, roll and yaw. Smart phones, gaming controllers and gesture-recognizing remote controls using MEMS gyroscopes are due in stores by Christmas 2009.
MEMS acccelerometers have already been designed into such consumer items as the iPhone, a PS3 controller model and Wii "nunchucks," where they respectively measure tilt for switching the display from portrait to landscape mode, enhance virtual steering and allow free-style motion sensing. MEMS gyroscopes will add angular momentum (pitch, roll and yaw) to enable the recognition of more-complex human gestures.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 11:16 AM