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Enhance gesture control with light, proximity sensors

22 Dec 2014

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STMicroelectronics has announced its VL6180X proximity sensor that measures distance based on the time light takes to reach the nearest object and reflect back, so the size and colour of the object won't affect the measurement.

Using the company's FlightSense technology, the 3-in-1 module combines an IR emitter, a range sensor, and an ambient light sensor to allow for accurate gesture control and functions based on proximity.

Enhance gesture control with light, proximity sensors

In this demonstration, devices use light and proximity sensors to accurately measure distance and light and allow the wave of a hand to perform wiping and tap functions.

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