07.05.14

Nod Labs Offers Gestural Control for Connected Home Devices

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Wearable Technology Integrates Broadcom Bluetooth WICED™ Smart and Trellis Application Framework for Intuitive Control without Remotes or...

Wearable Technology Integrates Broadcom Bluetooth WICED™ Smart and Trellis Application Framework for Intuitive Control without Remotes or Cameras Nod Labs, a developer of gesture and motion technology for seamless and natural interaction with devices, selected Broadcom® silicon to demonstrate integrated wearable device capabilities for connected home devices including set-top boxes at NCTA’s The Cable Show. As interest in connected home devices/internet of things continues to rise, Nod Labs’ touchless wearables provide new ways for consumers to seamlessly interact with their devices. This week’s demonstration of Nod Labs’ wearable input device, also called Nod, leverages Broadcom’s Bluetooth Smart SoC and WICED Smart development kit for simple and elegant touchless interaction with set-top boxes and other connected home devices. The integration allows consumers to intuitively control the content on their TV screens with pinpoint accuracy and without cumbersome remotes or cameras. Nod, with Broadcom Bluetooth Smart and Nexus-Trellis software, detects spatial motion with more than 0.1mm accuracy point to capture intent precisely and can also personalize content based on a user’s proximity and identity. “Nod’s technology builds on the inherently human behavior of pointing—but aims to eliminate the archaic ways we interact with our home technology,” said Anush Elangovan, CEO, Nod Labs. “Our initial product offering, a wearable ring called Nod, is the first step in enabling consumers to experience more seamless and natural interaction with the most-used devices in their home. By integrating with Broadcom’s Bluetooth SoC and Trellis application framework, we are able to offer an intuitive new way for consumers to control their favorite TV and video content via a set-top box, as well as other connected home devices including smoke alarms, light bulbs and more.” “Our collaboration with Nod Labs is an exciting step towards making the home viewing experience even more enjoyable and intuitive,” said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband Communications Group. “We are constantly working to provide consumers with an even more intuitive means to access their favorite content and control their environment anywhere in the home.” www.hellonod.com