SiBEAM, Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company, announced that Google ATAP has selected SiBEAM as one of the partners to bring touchless gesture sensing to smart devices. Based on SiBEAM’s millimeter-wave (mmWave) innovations, this technology enables rich hand gesture interactions with smart devices, without the limitations of ever-shrinking screen sizes.
At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group announced Project Soli. The goal of Project Soli is to create next-generation gesture technology that enables rich interactions with smart devices regardless of screen size to drive applications across wearable, home automation, automotive, industrial and medical markets. SiBEAM’s solution is ideal for Google ATAP given its ability to detect micro-gestures with minimal interference and in very small form factors. The first Project Soli proof of concept chip was announced, which is a joint technology development between SiBEAM and Google ATAP. SiBEAM’s touchless gesture sensing technology is based on 3D phased array beamforming and mmWave wireless born out of UC Berkeley Labs.