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March 31, 2016

Ultrasound 3-D sensing tech for improved gesture recognition - CES 2016

NSF-funded small business Chirp Microsystems is developing an ultrasound 3-D sensing technology that lets users play music or check email on a tablet with the wave of a hand.

David Horsley, company co-founder and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis, explains the technology is based on sonar – the detection of objects using sound waves that bounce back. The Chirp ultrasound transducers are smaller and use less power than other options on the market, he says. The early-stage technology is funded through NSF's Small Business Innovation Research program and was featured at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in the Eureka Park marketplace.

Learn more about the NSF SBIR program and Chirp Microsystems.

Priginal air date: march 31, 2016.

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