Six companies selected from a pool of applicants will compete in MEMS Industry Group's (MIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress.
This year's finalists include:
Babolat's Babolat PLAY Pure Drive is the first connected tennis racket. It allows every player to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing. Players can get information about their game and analyze it, follow their progress, and even get an overview of their game with "Pulse" -- a dynamic interface that changes according to the power, the technique and the endurance of a player's game. Babolat PLAY's gaming features help players stay motivated by allowing them to advance and unlock new levels. Tennis has become even more interactive, challenging and enjoyable!
Brewer Science's TH1022 is an ultrafast temperature and humidity sensor that provides virtually instantaneous detection and offers a discreet, fully integrated, adaptable, and ultralow-power solution critical to the performance of today's connected systems. Such systems may include wireless environmental monitoring systems and other applications for which long battery life is essential.
KegData developed an innovative beer monitoring solution using the principles of fluid dynamics. Beer is drawn off of a keg through KegData's patented coupler. At the heart of the system is Freescale's pressure sensor, which measures the differential pressure between beer and a propellant (CO2). All data is wirelessly transmitted to a central hub. This provides keg purveyors a more efficient way to manage inventory and prevent product waste.
mCube's iGyro™ is the industry's first software-based gyroscope optimized for Android smartphones and tablets. By enabling "virtual" gyroscope functionality on all mobile devices, mCube's iGyro delivers immersive, 9DoF (9 degrees of freedom) motion gaming and augmented reality experiences to phone and tablet users, while halving the power, cost and board space compared to hardware-based discrete solutions. iGyro's low power consumption and small size are ideal for the new generation of IoMT (Internet of Moving Things) applications, especially wearables.
Nod Labs' Nod is the world's most advanced gesture control ring that interacts with digital and physical objects through a simple wave of your hand, as if by magic. Nod is a universal controller, allowing effortless communication with all of the smart devices in your connected life, including phones, tablets, Google Glass, watches, home appliances, TVs, computers and more. The device is especially compelling when paired with head tracking in virtual reality settings, allowing users to game in the immersive reality environment without a clunky controller. Nod is waterproof to 5 ATM or 165 feet and comes in over 12 different sizes.
Spectral Engines' spectral sensors offer spectrometer performance at a sensor price point. As replacements for huge spectrometer machines, the company's compact, lightweight, cost-effective and low-power sensors can be connected wirelessly to the IoT and cloud services. This enables installation of full spectroscopic systems for applications in which size and robustness matter, such as automated manufacturing lines and hand-held devices.