Cognitive Systems releases its Wi-Fi sensing technology, WiFi Motion™
Cognitive Systems layers its Wi-Fi sensing technology into the router or gateway and is able to detect movement using only the house’s existing Wi-Fi network and the connected gadgets.
Created for ultimate privacy, WiFi Motion™ is able to provide a non-intrusive alternative to the current motion detection technologies available on the market. These are heavily dependent on cameras, sensors and microphones.
“WiFi Motion™ utilizes the home’s gateway and connected devices as motion sensors without compromising their original functions, impacting data usage, or slowing down the network. This capability provides the company with a distinct competitive advantage by eliminating the need for any additional hardware,” said Anirudh Bhaskaran, Senior Industry Analyst. “As a result, Cognitive’s unique Wi-Fi sensing solution is more affordable, easier to integrate, and provides broader coverage than conventional motion-sensing technologies that utilize passive infrared sensors and closed-circuit television cameras.”
The technology used is able to detect movement through the measurement and interpretation of changes in the radio frequency signals transmitted between Wi-Fi devices. It is able to identify signal disruptions and determines when and where the movements are happening. Aside from this, it also has advanced algorithms that differentiates between various movements like pet, fan, and human motion.
Similarly, WiFi Motion™ also uses predictive analytics to establish a baseline of the motionless home environment, learn patterns overtime, and give behavioral insights as well as contextual awareness.
The technology also sends custom notifications through its mobile application. This is able to enhance smart home automation by triggering actions which are dependent on detected motion like turning on the lights or making adjustments in the thermostat. It can also be integrated with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and other proprietary interfaces.
“Cognitive addresses market limitations by leading Wi-Fi sensing technology development and standardization through its collaborations with various industry groups, including the Wireless Broadband Alliance Ltd. CO. (WBA), Wi-Fi Alliance, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),” noted Sama Suwal, Best Practices Research Analyst. “With the rising global interest in its Wi-Fi sensing technology, Cognitive is set to lead the market in the immediate future.”
The technology is already pre-integrated on most Wi-Fi 6 access points and is currently working with various industry giants like Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Quantenna to be able to facilitate its compatibility and support enhanced market uptake.
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