AR/VR technologies have become big industries with mainstream availability. Total spending on AR/VR products and services was $11 billion in 2017 and expected to grow to be $215 billion in 2021. Augmented reality (AR) is an "augmented" view of the physical, real-world environment which displays computer-generated sound, video, graphics or GPS data while still viewing [...]
Accelerometers are widely used in electronic products such as phones, gaming controllers and cars. Since they are cheap and ultra-low power, in many products they are part of the wake-up circuit. When they sense movement, they turn on the rest of the systems. However, if they are deployed incorrectly, they will cause intermittent problems with [...]
Accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers all can be used to measure motion. These are packaged similarly to other integrated circuits and may provide either analog or digital outputs. They are widely used in smartphones, gaming devices, cameras, and many other applications. Panasonic, Robert Bosch GmbH, InvenSense, Seiko Epson, Sensonor, STMicroelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor, and Analog Devices are major manufacturers. MEMS [...]
Today, motion control has moved well beyond its traditional uses in manufacturing. Medical devices, automotive, robotics and personal tools like smartphones and tablets have all benefited from motion control subsystems with lower cost, lower power, and smaller footprints and packaging due to better miniaturization. The key to harnessing the complexity of the electronics and embedded [...]
Today, motion control has moved well beyond its traditional manufacturing industry. Medical devices, automotive, robotics and personal tools like smartphones and tablets benefit from the advancement of low cost, low power, and miniaturization of motion control. Motion Control in a Rehabilitation Device Voler developed this rehabilitation device for a startup who needed it designed and [...]
Accelerometers can be used to measure not only acceleration but also vibration. Historically, accelerometers have seen widespread use in manufacturing production lines and automotive electronics. They are now widely used in portable electronic devices such as cell phones, video game controllers, and cameras. Medical devices increasingly incorporate them to add capabilities to measure motion such as the rate and depth of chest compression.
Voler Systems provided two broad services to AlterG: debug and re-design of the main controller board and providing guidance and advice on how to get FDA approval to enter the medical market.
During the development process AlterG was having difficulty with static electricity causing system resets. Voler Systems was quickly able to solve the problem. By optically isolating the control buttons and providing enhanced shielding and grounding, we eliminated the failures because any static discharge would not couple into the board where the microprocessor was located. We provided the controller circuit board design and tested working prototype boards.
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