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.

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Sprint, Humavox, Qeexo

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

The Huawei Mate 9 Is Equipped With A FingerSense Display

"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."

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

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."

This new technology lets you control your phone with more than just your fingertips

This new technology lets you control your phone with more than just your fingertips

"Multitouch smartphones have been around for 10 years. Shouldn’t we be able to do more than just touch the screen with one or two fingers?"

This new gesture software could be the future of multitouch

This new gesture software could be the future of multitouch

"With TouchTools, users can access virtual tools with a gesture, including a tape measure, ruler, magnifying glass, camera, pen, and eraser."

Qeexo, Leader in Human-Computer Interaction Technologies, Secures $4.5 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Aggressive Expansion

Qeexo, Leader in Human-Computer Interaction Technologies, Secures $4.5 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Aggressive Expansion

Qeexo Attracts Funding from Prominent New Investors KTB Network and Inventec, who Join Series A Investors Sierra Ventures and Danhua Capital.

Here’s What Real 3D Touch Looks Like

Here’s What Real 3D Touch Looks Like

"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."

A Touchscreen That Knows the Angle of Your Finger Is Way Cooler than 3D Touch

A Touchscreen That Knows the Angle of Your Finger Is Way Cooler than 3D Touch

"What’s most impressive about this touchscreen that knows the exact angle of the finger touching it is that it’s the same display hardware found in every smartphone on the market right now."

Move Over 3D Touch, FingerAngle Is Way Cooler and You Don’t Need Fancy Hardware

Move Over 3D Touch, FingerAngle Is Way Cooler and You Don’t Need Fancy Hardware

"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."