From Nordic: "Bluetooth Low Energy-powered hand gesture recognition device enables hands-free smartphone operation and audio control whether on the road or in the home"
H.P.B HI-TECH CORP's 'HPBWAVE1S' employs Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51822 SoC to provide low latency wireless connectivity between the device and the user's smartphone.
To get started, the device is paired to the user’s Bluetooth 4.0 (and later) Android smartphone running the ‘HPB Wave’ app. Once paired, the user can control certain smartphone functionality via the HPBWAVE1S using a range of hand gesture profiles. For example, in ‘cellphone mode’, waving a hand up in front of the device will answer an incoming call, or waving down will hang up or reject the call. In ‘music mode’, waving up will begin or pause audio playback, while a clockwise or anticlockwise rotation of the finger will either increase or decrease volume. Waving right will skip to the next song, while waving left will play the previous selection.
The HPBWAVE1S is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries, providing between two to three months battery life between replacement under normal operating conditions, thanks in part to the ultra low power characteristics of the nRF51822 SoC which has been engineered to minimize power consumption.
Nordic’s nRF51822 is a powerful and flexible multi-protocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth LE and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF51822 is built around a 32-bit Arm® Cortex™ M0 CPU, 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio, and 256kB/128kB Flash and 32kB/16kB RAM. The SoC is supplied with Nordic’s S130 SoftDevice, a Bluetooth 4.2 qualified concurrent multi-link protocol stack solution supporting simultaneous Central/Peripheral/Broadcaster/Observer role connections.
“The Nordic SoC’s powerful Arm CPU was key to our decision to select the nRF51822 SoC, and the feedback during development was both quick and helpful,” says Holmes Shen, Director, H.P.B HI-TECH CORP.
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