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Hillcrest Announces FSM300 Launch

July 21, 2017 / ar/vr, hillcrest / Posted By: rachel.rorke

Motion sickness is one of the issues facing the virtual reality market — some users experience motion sickness symptoms while using VR, because there can be slight differences between the user’s visual perception and what they feel as their body moves through space. Accuracy and speed of the multi-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) in the VR headset is a significant factor in decreased incidence of motion sickness. Last month, Hillcrest Labs announced the FSM300, a low power, low latency, highly stable IMU designed for a variety of IoT applications, but targeted primarily at VR and augmented reality systems.

The FSM300 is low-cost enough to be feasible for consumer applications like VR, AR and fitness tracking, but brings high enough performance for robotics navigation and other industrial applications — all markets that are expected to experience significant growth in the coming years. Take a look at some of the industry coverage of this innovative sensor: