Bosch Sensortec to focus on IoT and wearables
The Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable consumer products will be key to Bosch Sensortec’s future developments, said Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager of Bosch Sensortec, at the recently concluded Electronica China 2016.
The Germany-based company, which is wholly-owned by Bosch, exhibited seven new products at the March 15-17 event, one of the leading trade shows for electronic components, systems and applications in the Asia-Pacific region. The offerings included vital sensor hubs, intelligent accelerometers, high performance gyroscopes and custom programmable 9-axis motion sensors.
The new sensors are designed specially for sensorenabled wearable applications such as fitness wristbands, earphones and smart textiles, while the high-performance intelligent accelerometer can be used in areas such as gaming, immersive activity-tracking and applications for augmented reality, virtual reality and image stabilization.
“The vital sensor hubs would optimize the whole ecosystem of the current wearable industry and they would greatly facilitate Chinese manufacturers’ innovative capabilities and speed, providing them with more possibilities when developing new applications,” said Yanick Yan, head of product marketing and business development at Greater China Bosch Sensortec.