Sensing solutions for the fast-growing hearables market

21-06-2019 | Bosch Sensortec | Test & Measurement

Bosch Sensortec offers a new version of its high-performance BMA456 accelerometer. The BMA456 hearable accelerometer is claimed to be the industry’s only accelerometer with optimised hearable features combined in one sensor and complements the existing wearable version. Manufacturers are now able to design smaller and more accurate hearables with lower power usage while improving their performance. Hearables comprise devices such as standard or sports earbuds, hearing aids or high-end hearables like gaming headsets.

"Bosch Sensortec's many years of experience in the areas of signal processing and ultra-low power MEMS sensor design are key to helping manufacturers create the next generation of hearables," says Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec. "The new BMA456 is a great example of how Bosch leverages its experience and know-how, adapting proven wearable technologies for the developing hearables market."

"Accelerometers have played a pivotal role in extending the possibilities for hearables, enabling sensing for initiating voice assistant systems, head gesture control and body movement tracking and more," says Peter Cooney, founder and research director, SAR Insight & Consulting, "As the TWS market continues to expand rapidly, there are many interesting opportunities for sensor vendors to enable interesting and innovative products offering substantial market potential".

By Natasha Shek