MEMS Mic Drives Line Of Sensor-Driven Trash Cans

Sensors Expo Award winner Vesper announces that its piezoelectric MEMS microphones will be embedded in the voice-activated sensor trash can from luxury housewares designer simplehuman. Vesper’s microphones are part of the latest integrations featured in simplehuman’s new sensor can with voice control, launching in late February 2019. The can offers a touch-free experience via motion sensor and voice controls. Just say, “open can,” and the lid opens automatically, removing friction during messy kitchen tasks. Three microphones triangulate sound for far-field voice recognition accuracy, even in loud, busy environments.

 

Vesper’s piezoelectric MEMS microphones are designed to withstand real-world use in connected devices, such as contact with water, oil, beer, dust and particle contaminants, making them perfectly suited for the kitchen. They’re high-performance and enable acoustically rich experiences for any application — from sensor trash cans to wearables to IoT devices and even connected automobiles. They allow batteries to last longer due to Vesper’s proprietary ZeroPower Listening, since it consumes virtually no power until turned on via a wake-word like simplehuman’s “open can” command. To learn more, visit Vesper and checkout simplehuman.

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