Sensors Expo 2018: IoT Sensor Modules & VR Solutions Aplenty

(Alps Electric)

Alps Electric Co., Ltd. will be exhibiting at Sensors Expo 2018, the sensor industry’s largest show, on June 26 through 28 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. Alps Electric will be presenting their sensing devices for IoT and automotive. This year, Cirque Corporation, a subsidiary of Alps Electric will also exhibit their VR Grip at the ALPS booth.


Exhibit Highlights:


IoT Smart Modules


Integrating low-power, high-precision and compact sensors with a Bluetooth® communication module, these products can acquire pressure, temperature, humidity, ambient light and other environmental data, as well as six-axis (geomagnetism + acceleration) sensing.


A special app for Android is available for viewing data and changing sensing settings on a smartphone or tablet. In addition, radio certification has already been acquired for various regions around the world, allowing smooth, low-cost progression to demonstration testing. A Function Expansion Type enabling connection of an extra sensor will also be on demo.



VR Grip Platform


VR Grip is Cirque’s finger position proximity sensing device with a high-resolution circle trackpad. This solution transforms a virtual reality controller, joystick or game controller into a fully touch sensitive surface. In addition to tracking a user’s hand and fingers on the controller surface, proximity sensing also tracks finger position in the open space above the controller surface. This provides functionality like a glove tracking system, while maintaining the direct tactile feedback and trigger control of a controller. Unique custom flexible sensors allow this solution to fit into almost any industrial design.


Other Demonstrations

  • Magnetic Steering Angle Sensor
  • Coreless Current Sensor for Automotive


Dates: June 27 – 28, 2018

Location: McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA, United States

Booth: 916