Elliptic Labs has just announced the expansion of its relationship with Xiaomi as they signed a significant enterprise license agreement that greatly increases its use of Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor. The AI Virtual Proximity Sensor is the only virtual sensor in today’s market that utilizes AI, ultrasound, and sensor-fusion technology in combination to ensure consistent proximity performance at scale.
Our solid AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform is built to support billions of devices across multiple markets, so we are pleased that Xiaomi will deploy the platform’s AI Virtual Proximity Sensor INNER BEAUTY into substantially more models,” states Elliptic Labs CEO Laila Danielsen. “Our technology has been featured in Xiaomi smartphones since 2016, so signing a significant enterprise license agreement was the obvious next step in our relationship. Now Xiaomi’s can continue to confidently produce smartphones with high-performing, cost-efficient proximity capabilities while enabling cleaner design.”
Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor turns off the smartphone’s display and disables the screen’s touch functionality when users hold the device up to their ear during a phone call. Without that capability to detect proximity, a user’s ear or cheek could accidentally trigger unwanted actions during a call, such as hanging up or dialing numbers while the call is ongoing. Turning off the screen automatically also helps conserve battery life. Proximity detection is a core capability that is used in all smartphones across today’s market. Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor delivers robust proximity detection without the need for a dedicated hardware sensor. By replacing hardware sensors with software sensors, the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor reduces device cost and eliminates sourcing risk.
Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform also enables other critical user experiences such as presence, touchless gesture detection, and heartbeat and respiratory monitoring. The platform uses artificial intelligence, ultrasound, and sensor-fusion technology to create AI Virtual Presence Sensors, AI Virtual Gesture Sensors, AI Virtual Heartbeat Sensors, AI Virtual Breathing Sensors, and AI Virtual Connection Sensors, in addition to the aforementioned AI Virtual Proximity Sensor.
The proven superior performance of the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor compared to alternative solutions, combined with its software-only nature, enables OEMs to avoid the ongoing hardware-component shortage and supply chain concerns when it comes to proximity detection. This makes Elliptic Labs not only the ideal partner for large OEMs like Xiaomi, but also in other large volume markets like laptop, smartTV and home/industrial IoT.
Credited to Business Wire, Elliptic Labs and Xiaomi