BluFlux Partners with Google ATAP on Project Soli Touchless Radar Sensor
July 15, 2015
BluFlux’ Antenna and RF Design Expertise Support the Development of Millimeter-wave Hand Gesture Sensor for Wearable and Internet of Things Devices
BluFlux, a provider of RF engineering, antenna design and OTA testing, today announced that Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group selected the company as one of the partners to develop Project Soli, a new interaction sensor that uses radar technology to capture movements of the human hand.
The Project Soli sensor can track sub-millimeter motions with high speed and accuracy. The sensor fits onto a chip and can easily be built into small devices and everyday objects. The goal of the project is to capture the movements and gestures of the human hand to interact with wearables, Internet of Things and other devices. Google ATAP announced Project Soli on May 29, 2015, at Google I/O in San Francisco.
For the development of the Google ATAP project, BluFlux contributed to the design of two different radar sensor antennas and delivered working antenna prototypes of one of the early Project Soli sensors.
“BluFlux is extremely proud to have been selected by Google ATAP as a design partner. Our understanding of the various RF sensor technologies – the backbone of Project Soli – helped shape what the world saw at Google I/O,” said BluFlux president and founder, Ben Wilmhoff. “The BluFlux team demonstrated our ability to keep up and work creatively with the ATAP team’s famously accelerated pace. It was an honor to work with such a sharp and innovative team on the development of a sensor that will change how we interact with wearables, Internet of Things and many other connected devices.”