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Industry trend|It’s time for consumer IPC to go both ways with millimeter wave radar


The world of the Internet of Things is fragmented. No one technology can meet all the needs of smart terminals. When smart terminals develop to a certain stage and consumer needs become more diverse and segmented, technology integration is inevitable. , this also applies to consumer IPC.

The consumer IPC market has matured, user needs have become more diverse, and products are no longer one-size-fits-all. Product differentiation has begun to be highlighted for the needs of the elderly, children, and pets in different scenarios. On the one hand, this type of demand in the market continues to grow, and on the other hand, the market demand for such products continues to grow. On the one hand, competition is fierce, and enterprises spontaneously seek differentiation. On the road to differentiation, technological breakthroughs are a key path, and technological integration is the fast track to this path. Regarding technological integration, we have discussed this in “2024 Vision” The “IOT Consumer Market Analysis Report” also contains important pages, including millimeter wave radar.

Why millimeter wave radar?

Why should we highlight vision fusion millimeter wave radar? This point is elaborated from two aspects: the consumer IPC market and the technical characteristics of millimeter wave radar:

From the perspective of the consumer IPC market, elderly care is already a clear and urgent need. In smart elderly care and home environments, elderly care is already the first need of many families. Although the problem of the aging of the global population is becoming increasingly prominent, according to the United Nations “2023 “World Social Report”, there are 761 million people aged 65 and above in the world, which will increase to 1.6 billion in 2050. On average, there is one elderly person among every 6 people. The latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that in 2023, the number of elderly people in China will reach nearly 300 million, while the number of elderly people living alone, widowed, and empty nesters is growing at an unprecedented rate and currently exceeds 130 million. When there are elderly people living alone at home, visual IoT products have become the best remote solution. Children can use the products to monitor whether the elderly people have fallen and whether they need help.

Although the current sales volume of IPC for elderly people’s falls is small, mainly because the algorithm is not mature enough, many manufacturers are still in the research and development testing stage, and a few products have been launched on the market but the experience is not that ideal, there is no doubt about future demand and growth rate.

Judging from the technical characteristics of millimeter wave radar, the core functions of millimeter wave radar include ranging, speed measurement, lateral azimuth angle, micro-motion detection and 4D imaging. Compared with traditional PAR, it has higher accuracy and richer functions. It is used in the elderly’s fall recognition and sleep It has more accurate detection of quality and vital signs, and can solve IPC’s concerns about user privacy.

Consumer IPC and millimeter wave radar need to go in both directions

We mentioned earlier that although IPC can identify elderly people falling with the support of AI algorithms, if millimeter wave radar is added for double verification, the accuracy can be further improved. Only with good experience can manufacturers dare to promote products and demand can be better. Great satisfaction, forming a positive cycle, and also achieving product differentiation.

For millimeter wave radar, consumer IPC is an application scenario with good volume. The development of millimeter wave radar requires more scene volume to support it, so that all links in the industry chain can develop more benignly. However, 24GHZ millimeter wave Radar can only be used for functions such as ranging, presence sensing, and gesture recognition. To achieve more accurate recognition, a millimeter-wave radar with an operating frequency of 60GHZ is needed. The cost of 60GHZ millimeter-wave radar is still very high, and the algorithm is further improved in accuracy. This also requires The joint efforts of the industry.

This paper is from Ulink Media, Shenzhen, China, the organizer of IOTE EXPO (IoT Expo in China)

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