When the GPS is inaccessible, whether as a result of a malfunction (or obvious indifference), or as a consequence of enemy action, information critical for navigation must be gathered using the missile’s on-board sensors. DARPA’s Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN) effort seeks an atomic inertial sensor to measure orientation in GPS-denied environments.
Sony files patent for glove-style VR controller Sony has filed a patent for a touch- and motion-sensitive virtual reality controller with a glove-like form factor. The controller works in concert with a VR headset and features a PlayStation Move-esque trackable light mounted to the user’s wrist, as well as sensors that can detect finger flexure and contact with objects. It also includes “at least one inertial sensor for generating inertial sensor data,” which brings it in..
This tiny foot pod is small enough to attach to your shoelaces or fit in the mid-sole pocket of compatible shoes. It's always ready to use, and a small, replaceable watch battery powers the foot pod for a year of training. Unlike simple pedometers, this foot pod uses advanced MEMS inertial-sensor technology to analyze your movements and is responsive to stride-length changes to achieve 98 percent accuracy for speed and distance.