Ultrasound-Based Gesture User Interface For IoT Devices Unveiled

Posted: Feb 23 2016, 1:40am CST | by , in News | MWC


Ultrasound-Based Gesture User Interface for IoT Devices Unveiled

Elliptic Labs shows off Ultrasound-Based User Interface for IoT Devices at MWC 2016.

Elliptic Labs unveiled an ultrasound-based way for consumers to interact with Internet of Things (IoT) at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

With the Elliptic Labs EASY IoT software, turning on, off and controlling IoT appliances takes place with simple hand gestures. The new solution from Elliptic Labs is applicable to a wide range of IoT devices like smart thermostats, kitchen appliances, lighting controls, and security systems, to name a few.

“By working closely with mobile OEMs and their IoT innovation departments, we enable consumers to easily connect, control, and interact with IoT devices" explained Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs. "Ultrasound is such a versatile yet robust technology that creating solutions for home use, as we are demoing today, is just the beginning.”

EASY IoT works by using ultrasonic presence-detection to wake up devices & enable touchless gesture capabilities. When a device detects the presence of a hand or body, it turns itself to waiting or active mode, and is ready to be used. The technology can be embedded in any device and OEMs can assign any meaning to a gesture depending on the application and the location where the gesture is performed.

Ultrasonic technology delivers full 3D interaction all around a device at 180 degrees. The exceptionally wide interaction zone together with low power consumption and functionality in any lighting conditions make ultrasound a winning technology for tomorrow’s connected home.

EASY IoT is available to OEMs in 2016. 

The Mobile World Congress 2016 is underway in Barcelona. Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia and others hosted MWC 2016 media events to reveal new devices including the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and Huawei Matebook.


The GSMA organizes the MWC. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. In 2015, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 93,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries.
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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