Scottish sensor firm aims to make it big in wearable tech

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A Scotland – based technology firm Pyreos is looking to break into the multi-billion pound global market for “wearable technology – such as fitness trackers and smart watches – with the launch of a new sensor.

Pyreos, headquartered in Edinburgh, was spun out from Siemens in 2007 and is backed by a number of big name investors. The company has launched ezPyro sensor – a tiny device which can detect gestures but can also provide information on the direction and speed of a movement. infra-red sensor developer,

The sensor, the smallest of its kind on the market, and smaller than a five pence piece, has potential applications across industry including flame detection, which can be critical in large industrial facilities, such as oil and gas rigs or petrochemical plants.