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Acconeer and Imagimob combine Radar Technology and Edge AI in gesture-controlled headphones showcased at CES 2020

The wireless headphone application to be showcased has been trained to recognize five hand gestures with high accuracy and close to zero latency. It is the first result coming from a cooperation agreement between the companies that started in May this year. By combining Edge AI software from Imagimob with the Pulsed Coherent Radar technology from Acconeer, the two companies have created an innovative platform for gesture control perfect for consumer electronics products.

Imagimob and Acconeer have made a long-term agreement to provide solutions based on the combination of Pulsed Coherent Radar and Edge AI technologies. While the headphones demo for CES is the first exciting result of this deep cooperation, the companies are working on several other projects together in robotics and in the automotive industry.

The market for small, accurate radar sensors combined with AI is rapidly becoming a growing business, which is shown by a number of recent commercial product launches. AI + Radar is a perfect match that can solve many different needs in markets for consumer electronics and other embedded systems where size, cost, and power consumption are key constraints. Headphones is a good example of this kind of product, where gesture control using radar and AI makes it possible to provide a smother, safer, and more intuitive interface for the user.

The A111 radar sensor is a low power, high precision, pulsed short-range radar sensor with a footprint of only 29 mm2. The small size and low power consumption make it ideal for integration into compact battery-driven devices. With the release of the new XM122 IoT module, using an Arm® Cortex®-M4 CPU, optimized for low power consumption and with wireless capabilities such as Bluetooth added, prototyping and integration in small devices with no room for a touch screen have been even further improved.

This first joint project Imagimob and Acconeer have been working on proves that the A111 radar sensor can be fitted into small wearable devices such headphones. The technology can be made to fit into all types of headphones including over-ear, on-ear and even in-ear headphones. The global industry for earphones and headphones is growing fast and is estimated to over $36 billion by 2024.

The gesture application from Imagimob enables accurate gesture detection with low latency in real time
The gesture application is developed by Imagimob using Imagimob AI and was developed in close cooperation with Acconeer. Imagimob AI is a set of software tools for the development of Edge AI applications. Edge AI applications enables small, low-power devices with intelligence and data processing capabilities for actionable insights in real-time. This lends itself to a world of exciting applications, where the Edge AI application is pre-trained with data to create specific instincts for use in all kinds of intelligent products. The output from Acconeer's radar is ideal for this type of algorithms.

Learn more and get in touch
Are you curious to learn more? Visit www.imagimob.com to learn more about Imagimob's innovative AI software tools or find out about pulsed coherent radar technology and its possibilities on www.acconeer.com. The gesture-controlled headphones will be showcased exclusively to selected customers and partners at CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2020. A video of the concept is available at https://youtu.be/sHyIjieEaSQ

For additional information, please contact:
Anna Aleryd, Head of Marketing & Communications Acconeer, Phone: +46 10218 92 00, E-mail: info@acconeer.com

Anders Hardebring, CEO Imagimob, Phone: +46 705910614, E-mail: anders@imagimob.com

About Acconeer AB

Acconeer is a leading radar sensor company based in Lund, south Sweden, in Ideon, the country's hottest region for wireless technologies. Acconeer is developing a truly leading ultra-low power, high precision 3D sensor which will revolutionize the way that mobile devices interpret their surroundings. Acconeers ultra-low power and millimeter precision sensor will be a robust and cost-effective solution for applications ranging from virtual reality and gaming to security and robot control. Information from the sensor can also be used to identify different materials, these are just some examples of the wide range of possibilities of application areas for the sensor. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be reached via telephone +46 (0)8 121 576 90 or via mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

2020-07-27

Japanese company Yukai Engineering uses Acconeer's A1 radar sensor in its communication robot BOCCO emo. The BOCCO emo has a very simple interface making it easy to use by anyone, including young children or the elderly who do not need or cannot use a smartphone. Acconeer's A1 radar sensor is used for smart presence detection.

2020-07-24
Regulatory
2020-06-23

Acconeer provides German start-up Packwise with radar sensor for their development of radar-based level measurement of IBC tanks. The interaction of two innovative solutions opens up new sustainable possibilities in container logistics, and the Dresden-based start-up Packwise and Acconeer are now working together. The A1 radar sensor is being used for the first time to measure fill level in a product targeting IBC tanks.

2020-06-21
Regulatory

The order relates to Acconeer's A111 radar sensor and the XR112 reference board. Digi-Key's global online platform, serving both global players as well as smaller local niche producers, remains an important distribution channel for Acconeer.

2020-06-18

Acconeer has successfully achieved the certification of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems under the ISO Standards 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 for development and sales of semiconductors, modules and software.

2020-06-12
Regulatory

The A1 sensor AEC - Q100 grade 3 qualification, which covers the temperatures -40°C - +85°C, has been completed a quarter ahead of previously announced plans.

2020-05-26
Regulatory

The order relates to Acconeer's A111 radar sensor. Chip Power Technology Corp. is a leading distributor in Taiwan and has been a part of Acconeer's global distributor network since June 2019. This is the first volume order from Taiwan, providing sensors to customers in the parking sensor segment.

2020-05-12
Regulatory

Acconeer has extended the agreement with Restar Electronics Corporation to include the Americas. Since July 2019 the two companies have a distributor agreement for the Japanese market, and the decision to extend it to the Americas comes as a natural result of the good progress seen in Japan.

2020-05-04
Regulatory

The board of directors of Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") has, in accordance with the Company's press release earlier today, with support of the authorization granted by the annual general meeting 14 April 2020, resolved on and carried out a new share issue of 4,062,000 shares (the "Directed New Share Issue"). The subscription price of the shares in the Directed New Share Issue amounts to SEK 16 per share. Through the Directed New Share Issue Acconeer will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 65 million before deduction of transaction costs. The Directed New Share Issue was subscribed for by Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. and a number of institutional investors.

2020-05-04
Regulatory

Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") today announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately SEK 60 million to Swedish and international institutional investors (the "Directed New Share Issue"). Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a world-leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems for cars, has undertaken to subscribe for shares corresponding to a maximum of USD 3 million in the Directed New Share Issue.

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