Monday, April 23, 2012

#MEMS: "Movea Unveils Rapid Prototyping Motion Processing"

Movea has enabled smart televisions worldwide by developing algorithms for their smart remote controls which can be used as pointers, as well as pioneering other motion processing applications using MEMS inertial sensors. A new rapid prototyping tool that assembles its smart motion "atoms" to algorithmic "molecules" of motion--called its Chemistry of Motion initiative--is claimed by Movea to allow it to more quickly develop future motion processing algorithms for its customers. R. Colin Johnson

Movea has a defined its motion atoms on a periodic table, which is divided into different types like the periodic table of elements.

Here is what Movea says about how its motion atoms can be assembled into molecules in the Chemistry of Motion: Movea today revealed its Chemistry of Motion enables the company to rapidly prototype new motion features for customers in the mobile, Interactive TV, sports, and health markets. Built on Movea’s patented SmartMotion “atoms”, Chemistry of Motion builds on hundreds of years of R&D which has identified the fundamental elements of human motion and tools for combining SmartMotion atoms into molecules of more complex, end-user features.

Movea’s Chemistry of Motion characterizes and organizes the basic elements of human motion and assembles them into “molecules” which represent the richer, more complex end-user features that the market is increasingly demanding. In Movea’s Table of SmartMotion Elements, basic features are organized into columns according to the type of motion analysis they perform. Each element in the table is characterized by fundamental properties such as category of motion, computational complexity, sensor configuration and sensor placement.

The creation of new features by assembling motion atoms into molecules is accelerated through a powerful internal toolkit the company’s engineers have developed called MoveaLab. The company emphasizes that MoveaLab is only an internal tool used by Movea Engineering, however Movea customers benefit by reduced development risk and reduced Time-to-Market for advanced capabilities.
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