Qeexo Wants to Replace Your Proximity Sensor With EarSense

Qeexo Wants to Replace Your Proximity Sensor With EarSense

Compared to a traditional proximity sensor which is a piece of hardware that is generally packed in the top bezel of our smartphones, EarSense is a software alternative – so it doesn’t take up any space on the phone. The goal of this proprietary software solution is to allow OEMs to free up space from inside the phone (for other components) as EarSense will be able to recognize contact with someone’s face and ears so that it can turn off the screen during a phone call – a function normally accomplished through use of the proximity sensor. You can see a demo of this in action in the video below.

Qeexo’s EarSense Tech Is An Alternative To Proximity Sensors

Qeexo’s EarSense Tech Is An Alternative To Proximity Sensors

Qeexo has officially debuted its EarSense software, made to eliminate the proximity sensor by performing its primary function on the software side. Where a traditional proximity sensor turns off a phone’s display if it detects that something is near it or it’s being covered, Qeexo’s EarSense software uses the device’s touch screen to detect a touch from a face or an ear, effectively mimicking the function of a proximity sensor. EarSense is now available for device manufacturers to license and use, meaning it could be making its way into consumer devices as early as this year, though nobody has thus far announced their intention to use the software.

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FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Sprint, Humavox, Qeexo

Qeexo, a developer of user interaction solutions for touch-enabled devices, announced the debut of EarSense, a software-only alternative to the standard proximity sensor. The proprietary solution reportedly allows mobile devices to recognize contact with the face and ears, rejecting unwanted touches during phone calls.

The Huawei Mate 9 Is Equipped With A FingerSense Display

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"FingerSense takes this idea a little further as instead of applying different amounts of pressure to the display to activate different features, FingerSense-enabled smartphones are able to understand the type of contact being made with the screen."

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Finger Smarts: A Different Kind of Intelligence Headed for Your Phone

"While digital assistants with machine learning capabilities are changing the way we vocally interact with our smartphones, software company Qeexo is aiming to revolutionize the tangible side of things by making touch screens more – well – touch-friendly."

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"By measuring a finger’s angle relative to the screen’s surface, the phone is able to register the x- and y-rotation of a touch. This opens a whole new dimension for touchscreens, and creates a richer vocabulary of interactions we can use on our ever-shrinking screens."

Qeexo Showcases Actual 3D Touch Technology

Qeexo Showcases Actual 3D Touch Technology

"Qeexo is a company that seems obsessed with making our interaction with our devices more intuitive and intelligent. In this demonstration, they present technology that allows an Android device’s screen to determine the yaw and pitch of the finger touching it in three dimensions. Actual 3D touch. It’s pretty incredible stuff."

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"It’s called FingerAngle, and it can detect not only the angle of your finger, it can also detect rotations. This can be more powerful than 3D Touch in that more gestures can be created by the movement of just one finger, whereas 3D Touch is limited to how soft or hard the user is pressing."

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"Since the launch of the first iPhone with pinch to zoom feature, we haven’t seen much innovation when it comes to our interaction with touch screens. FingerSense aims to change that by putting different parts of our finger at work. Its like a right click option for your smartphone."