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Elliptic Labs' Touchless Gesture Smartphone SDK Demo-ed at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, and Oslo, Norway — What experts consider the next-generation interface — controlling devices through touchless gestures — took a big step forward with Elliptic Lab's recent Smartphone SDK based on ultrasound. At Mobile World Congress (MWC), Elliptic Labs will showcase its latest SDK that enables OEMs to customize the 3D touchless gesturing space 180 degrees all around a device screen. Conference visitors in Barcelona on February 24-27 will have a chance to try out the technology live on a smartphone or tablet at the Innovation Norway Pavilion Hall 6 — 6H20.

The SDK enables manufacturers to expand and customize the interaction zone by using any part of the sides around the screen as well as the 3D space close to and at a distance from the screen. They can also tailor specific gestures and assign different meanings to gestures depending on the application or the location around a device. A swipe on the left side of a device could turn up volume, whereas the same movement on the right could answer a call.

"We believe in making it easier to navigate and access information on consumer devices," said Laila Danielsen, CEO, Elliptic Labs. "At Elliptic Labs, we deliver this through a useful and intuitive gesture platform that enhances how users interact with devices. Powered by ultrasound, we deliver the largest interaction space all around a device at 180 degrees that OEMs can customize to their needs."

In addition to its unrivaled interaction capabilities, Elliptic Labs' ultrasonic technology excels over IR or camera-based approaches because it easily integrates into thin devices, uses little power and works in low light or in the dark.

The Elliptic Labs ultrasonic touchless gesturing technology should appear in devices in 2014. The software is also embedded in Wolfson's Audio Digital Signal Processor platform. See release. These combined technologies make "always-on" ultrasonic, low-power touchless gesture control a reality for consumer electronics devices like smartphones and tablets as well as for in-car infotainment. The Elliptic Labs Smartphone SDK is available today; please contact [email protected] for more information.