Market analyst ABI Research predicts that over the next five years, the total market for wearable wireless devices in sports and healthcare will grow to 169.5 million devices in 2017, up from 20.77 million in 2011. Showing that they expect to get their fair share of this growth, 3D motion tracking experts Xsens and leading MEMS supplier STMicroelectronics have demonstrated the world’s first wearable wireless 3D body motion tracking system based on ST’s consumer-grade MEMS combo sensors. To build the demonstrator, Xsens combined its patented sensor-fusion algorithms and wireless protocols with ST’s iNEMO-M1, a 9-axis “Smart System” that uses iNEMO MEMS motion combo sensors and the STM32 microprocessor.
For more information about Xsens motion tracking capabilities, click here.
For more information about STMicroelectronics sensors and MEMS technologies, click here.
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