New to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 is the Windows Sensor and Location platform; eenabling computers and applications to adapt to their current environment. With location sensors — including GPS devices, WWAN radios, and even triangulation technology — applications and gadgets can know exactly where they are, enabling them to provide more locally relevant content and functionality. Ambient light sensors, for example, can allow computers to automatically adjust a screen’s brightness based on the current lighting conditions. They can also enable applications to optimize their content for readability, making your computer more useful in a range of operating environments than ever before.
NEW Windows 7 Sensor Hardware:Freescale’s Flexis JM Badge Board is a low cost development board that allows you to design with multiple solutions on a single board. (Thanks Gavin)Flexis JM Badge Board has the following onboard sensors:
- 3-Axis Accelerometer
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Dual (Capacitive) Touch Sensors