From smartphones, tablets and game controllers, to sports altimeters or home automation systems, hundred of millions of consumer electronic devices use MEMS technology.

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Applications & Solutions

Today, three out of four smartphones worldwide use Bosch
Sensortec sensors. Far beyond, MEMS sensor applications are more than a portrait/landscape functionality within a smartphone. MEMS sensors enable new applications and innovative solutions throughout consumer electronics, including areas such as fitness tracking, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications for smart homes and more.

 

Zoom on case study

Gernot and Simon, two students aged 17 and 18, created an interactive rehabilitation glove to train users how to regain lost hand movements. These prodigies developed a very powerful solution for the rehabilitation for young people, which can often be monotonous, repetitive, and outright tedious process.

 
 

Applications


 

Mobile applications

Would you like to check an altitude on a map and plan the the best route or check the local weather forecast for your next hike? Are you monitoring your daily sports acitivities with your smartphone? These and many more outdoor applications are enabled by MEMS sensors. These new and advanced devices will even help you to find your car in a public parking garage.

 
 

Wearable applications

A wristband personal alarm clock will make sure that not only will you get up on time but also in sync with your natural biorhythm. A smartwatch can improve your health by detecting poor air quality in your environment. Smart fitness wear can improve the efficiency of your workout by measuring your speed and calorie consumption. What do all these wearable applications have in common? They are made possible by the almost invisible MEMS sensors and clever sensor solutions.

 
 

Augmented & virtual reality applications

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are becoming increasingly popular trends in the realm of consumer electronics. Bosch Sensortec offers the best solutions to enhance your AR and VR experience with comprehensive motion sensors that prevent motion sickness. Are you curious why?

 
 

Drone applications

Look up! Have you noticed the increasing numbers of drones buzzing up in the sky these days? While these devices are still mostly just toy quadcopters, there is a growing demand for more serious feature sets, for example an auto level mode for maintaining the drone's horizontal orientation, a constant altitude mode, or an orbit mode for circling around a specific point

 
 

IoT & Smart home

Today it's possible to regulate the lighting, heating and various home appliances in your home? Billions of objects are becoming connected to the internet, including vehicles, homes, machines and many other things that make up our everyday lives. MEMS sensors are able to measure temperature and control devices, e.g. sound an alarm when a measured object overheats.

 
 

Gaming applications

Gaming consoles are a normal part of many people's everyday lives. Soccer, dancing, tennis and a multitude of games utilise motion detection. Of course, many game applications use MEMS sensors, e.g. acceleration sensors detect motion to enhance the user's gaming experience. Sensing the particular movement of the user is converted into a motion-based interface for a game. This opens up a world of opportunities for simpler, more interactive user interfaces.

 
 

Imaging applications

Make those unforgettable moments last forever: You take the photo and the sensor will do the rest. Today, not it's not only smartphones that are equipped with cameras; drones, for instance, are increasingly becoming important tools in the hands of foreward-thinking photographers. When a device makes uncontrolled movements, this is instantly corrected with the help of MEMS sensors.

 
 

Industrial applications

Improve productivity, increase competitiveness, optimize planning as well as logistics. How can this be done? Through interconnectivity, i.e. humans, machines, objects and systems are interconnected, communicating in a dynamic, real-time optimized and self-organized manner. Individualised customer demands can be realised while achieving greater flexibility and robustness while simultaneously ensuring optimal resource allocation.