STMicroelectronics’ chips embedded in tracker phone for kids and seniors
Motion-sensing and data-processing chips from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, help increase family safety in the Snowfox tracker phone. This is a two-way portable communication device with locating capabilities designed for children and seniors by Haltian, a Finnish design and engineering startup. The matchbox-sized, easy-to-carry tracker phone maps its wearers’ location in real-time, in addition to letting concerned family members call them. A simple one-button control on the device prompts notifications and call requests to family members, who can monitor their loved ones through a free smartphone app that offers various map views, location history, and event timelines.
ST’s MEMS accelerometer inside the tracker phone detects user activity to start the location measurements while the ultra-low-power STM32 microcontroller makes sure everything works reliably on minimal energy use. The real-time performance and power efficiency of ST chips gives Snowfox users a good balance of functionality and battery life. Contact: www.snowfoxfamily.com