In response to a brand new report by analysis agency Counterpoint, greater than 6 billion sensors had been shipped inside smartphones in 2017 and it’s estimated to cross the 10 billion mark in 2020.
“Sensors resembling Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, and Ambient Mild Sensors (ALS) have develop into ubiquitous throughout smartphones even all the way down to a sub-$50 class,” Pavel Naiya, Senior Analyst at Counterpoint Analysis, stated in a press release.
“These sensors have been the important thing elements to make a cellphone smarter carving out significant use-cases from navigation, gaming, augmented actuality to preserving battery life and far more,” he added.
“Biometrics base sensors in smartphones have seen higher adoption in the previous couple of years. For instance, greater than a billion smartphones to be shipped in 2018 will sport a fingerprint sensor and near 400 million will characteristic some type of face unlock biometric sensor answer,” Naiya additional added.
The report stated that, sensor Fusion platforms are lastly gaining recognition and getting adopted by completely different OEM gamers past smartphones.
As MEMS expertise turns into extra superior, cheaper and miniaturized, the microcontroller pushed software program platform helps to fuse the a number of sensor knowledge to offer extra correct and contextual output. For instance, combining accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope to precisely predict place within the bodily world.
Commenting on the potential for Sensor Fusion options, Analysis Director Neil Shah, stated, “Sensor Fusion platform adoption will breathe extra life into smartphones and rising classes resembling smartwatches, AR/VR gadgets, automotive and different IoT enterprise options. The sensor fusion capabilities in a tool will assist OEMs craft newer experiences by detecting context, emotion primarily based on the completely different physiological variable states from the sensor knowledge.
He, added, “Sensor Fusion platform is highly effective not just for medical functions to detect muscle contraction or sweat or physique temperature or coronary heart charge variation but additionally for non-medical functions from immersive gaming to correct indoor navigation to stopping automobile accidents monitoring the driving force. The adoption of sensor fusion is what is going to make gadgets really smarter because it’s all about knowledge and drawing out contextual consciousness from it.”