Zero UI

As digital innovation explodes, the interface between people and the digital world is undergoing an equally impactful transformation. Whether you aspire to launch a breakthrough product or to significantly improve your operating efficiency, the latest in sensing, machine learning, and user interfaces will enable you to capitalize on the game-changing trends of human augmentation.

June 10, 2019

Moving Beyond the Wake Word

The ubiquitous “wake words” used by today's smart speakers can make for an awkward if not frustrating experience when designed into custom devices. Recent technology advancements and some creative design could allow us to get the attention of our digital assistants in a more natural way.

December 6, 2018

Why Your Smart Home Isn’t Truly Smart...Yet

Smart speakers have taken us a huge step forward in human-digital interactions, but the user experience must become more intuitive to deliver on the promise of a smart home. We present a technology demonstration that shows one approach to making interactions with smart devices more natural.

August 27, 2018

Using Autonomous Robotics to Unlock a Next-Generation Natural UI

Think about your last encounter with a robot. For most of us, communicating with robots isn’t like communicating with another person—not yet anyway! But, we’ve been working on technology that enables a much more natural person-to-person like interface. Creating an autonomous robot that makes interacting with technology as intuitive as talking to a friend is made possible by combining artificial intelligence, voice and gesture recognition, 3D mapping, and spatial awareness.

May 9, 2018

Alexa, what more could you do?

We're exploring ways to take the voice enabled user interface to the next level by augmenting it with other technologies or optimizing it with custom engineering.

March 28, 2018

Looking Ahead to the Next Year of AI In Product Development

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a starring role at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and has been everywhere in the news since. At Synapse, we’re excited to build this trending tech into novel products and look forward to pushing AI to the next level in 2018.

January 19, 2018

Combining AR and AI: Contextual Awareness

AR at CES demonstrated some leaps forward by combining the latest in AI and machine vision with progress in AR displays and HMDs to take AR experiences and opportunities to the next level.

November 16, 2017

Automation AR and Jobs: A Demonstration

Synapse has created a demonstration system showing how we can use AR and machine vision technology to train industrial workers to perform high-mix, low-volume assembly tasks which aren't good candidates for full automation.

October 25, 2017

Automation, AR, and Jobs: How AR Will Train and Assist Workers in the Context of Automation

Recent news headlines have highlighted jobs being lost to robots and automation. Jobs that involve high-volume, repetitive tasks are at the highest risk of being displaced, but for more complex, non-repetitive, and fluid tasks, augmented reality (AR) technologies show promise in training and assisting workers to perform these roles more economically than with full automation by leveraging the brains and hands of workers.

August 24, 2017

New Tech On Display at Display Week

We discover two new display technologies on display at Display Week, the Society for Information Display's annual symposium

April 19, 2017

In Reality...?

At first glance, a gamer playing Pokémon Go has little in common with a surgeon saving lives in an operating theatre. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that might not be the case for much longer...