Pyreos launches sensor for next generation of wearable technology

Pyreos launches sensor for next generation of wearable technology

Sensor developer Pyreos is launching a range of devices with built-in processing units that could be incorporated into the next generation of wearable technology.

The ezPyro sensor, which is smaller than a five pence coin, not only detects gestures but can also provide information on the direction and speed of the movement.

Incorporating both a sensor and a processing unit allows the device to produce digital signals which can then be analysed by the user.

As well as being a major step for the wearable consumer electronics market, the ezPyro also has a raft of industrial uses including an ability to detect flames and the presence of gases. 

Andrew Wallace, chief executive at Pyreos, said: “Our new ezPyro sensor has the potential to be a real game-changer for the company by opening up a whole new set of markets for us.

“The wearable technology sector is expected to be worth £18bn by 2019, according to figures from industry analysis firm CCS Insight, with more than 245 million devices expected to be in use before the end of the decade.

“This is a massive opportunity for Pyreos and our sensors, and it complements the use of our existing range of sensors in mobile phones and other consumer electronic devices.”

The new ezPyro sensor, the world’s smallest pyro-electric sensor with a digital interface, is being launched at the Sensor+Test measurement fair at Nuremburg in Germany on 10-12 May 2016.