July 10, 2012 -- Sensors are increasingly important in mobile devices. Combining data from cameras, microphones, inertial sensors, beacons (e.g., GPS) and proximity-based sensors can greatly improve the accuracy and reliability of sensor data. This sensor fusion allows designers to create virtual sensors that bridge what can be measured to what developers want to detect. New and highly sophisticated applications become possible.
By James Steele. (Steele is the Vice President of Engineering at Sensor Platforms, Inc.)
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