– “MotionEngine™ Wear” provides high performance and low power activity tracking, sleep monitoring, context awareness, gesture control, and navigation –
– Provides manufacturers greater choice and control over sensors, microcontrollers and operating systems to lower costs and speed time to market –
Rockville, MD – September 29, 2015 – Today’s device manufacturers must piece together disparate, component-level software to create sensor-based wearable devices – often at the expense of accuracy and power consumption. Manufacturers of wearable devices are looking for cost-effective, turnkey solutions that function as a system to provide faster time to market, increased functionality, superior performance, and supply-chain flexibility. In response, Hillcrest Labs today unveiled its MotionEngine™ Wear software with always-on, sensor-enabled features optimized for the latest generation of wearable devices.
According to industry research firm IDC, the worldwide wearables market will reach a total of 76.1 million units in 2015, up 163.6% from 2014, and 173.4 million units by 2019, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.9%1. Hillcrest’s MotionEngine Wear offers device makers the ability to quickly create differentiated wearable products across the health, fitness, and lifestyle segments of this growing market. MotionEngine Wear is ideal for smartwatches, activity and fitness bands, health and sleep monitors, and smart clothing. The small software footprint and low power profile make it ideal for devices targeted to the mass market, active or sports segment, commercial and industrial markets, or for fashion accessories.