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Ultrasound Gestures and Proximity Sensing for the Mobile Market


Elliptic Labs technology makes mobile devices more intuitive to use while delivering a cleaner design

How It Works

A speaker or earpiece sends an ultrasonic wave that bounces off the closest object and is recorded by the microphone. The distance and motion of the reflecting object can be measured by analyzing the echo.

Product Portfolio

Elliptic Labs products support a range of controls that enable you to create disruptive ways to interact with your devices and applications, and create your own gestures.


Elliptic Labs’ efficient algorithms run smoothly even on computationally limited devices: detection can be performed on an ARM application processor or with a low-powered DSP (including while the phone is asleep).



INNER BEAUTY®: Ultrasound Sensorless Proximity

Hardware-based optical sensors have been an indispensable part of every smartphone to turn off the screen and disable touch functionality when a user holds a device to their ear. By replacing these hardware components with Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY™—the first software-based solution to replace the optical proximity sensor—the unsightly black holes on the front of the smartphone will be removed. The result is a more aesthetically pleasing design.

Bringing Gestures and Sensorless Proximity to Every Device


Elliptic Labs’ software works on standard mobile platforms without any extra hardware.

Processing is done on any embedded chipsets, including Application Processor, DSP, Bluetooth chipset, or Power Management platforms. We work with leading chip manufacturers like Qualcomm, CirrusLogic, and MediaTek.