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Our History

History Timeline. 2014: Founded - Build a Radio Frequency (RF) Camera; 2015: Our own custom R10 chipset is produced; 2016: Amera - First RF Camera detecting Wifi Motion ; Jan 2017: 1st Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: 2nd Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: Aura Home Monitoring wins CES 2018 Innovation Award; Jan 2018: Aura Wifi Motion Software LaunchesHistory Timeline. 2014: Founded - Build a Radio Frequency (RF) Camera; 2015: Our own custom R10 chipset is produced; 2016: Amera - First RF Camera detecting Wifi Motion ; Jan 2017: 1st Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: 2nd Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: Aura Home Monitoring wins CES 2018 Innovation Award; Jan 2018: Aura Wifi Motion Software LaunchesHistory Timeline. 2014: Founded - Build a Radio Frequency (RF) Camera; 2015: Our own custom R10 chipset is produced; 2016: Amera - First RF Camera detecting Wifi Motion ; Jan 2017: 1st Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: 2nd Generation of Aura Home Monitoring launches; Nov 2017: Aura Home Monitoring wins CES 2018 Innovation Award; Jan 2018: Aura Wifi Motion Software Launches

How we got here

Founded in 2014 by Tajinder Manku, CEO, and Oleksiy Kravets, CTO, Cognitive Systems Corp. set out on a mission to transform the way the world interacts with and uses wireless signals.

Determined to use radio frequency (RF) technology to build an RF camera, the co-founders drew upon their expertise in silicon design, RF and cryptography to create a new way to interpret wireless signals. As a result, Aura WiFi Motion™ was born. Since this technology was the first of its kind, Cognitive Systems built its own chip (the R10) to demonstrate the capabilities of WiFi Motion. Our custom designed silicon enabled the real-time collection and processing of RF signals directly on the chip, bringing new capabilities and insights to the smart home market.

Cognitive Systems' patented r10 chip
Image on the Aura Home device

What we did

After successfully creating a chip to detect Wi-Fi motion, the team set out to design and develop a product to showcase this new innovation. In April of 2017, Aura Home Monitoring™, a Cognitive Systems consumer IoT device, hit the market and became the first home monitoring solution if its kind. Aura complements the smart home safety, security and automation markets by providing the consumer with an easy way to monitor the home, facilitate whole-home automations and check-in on loved ones, while still maintaining privacy.

As we move WiFi Motion tech forward, the ever expanding value of deployed WiFi Motion technology in IoT devices can’t be denied. That’s why we decided to develop our technology further and turn it into a new software product.

IoT Devices

Where we're going

Today, Cognitive Systems is licensing its Aura WiFi Motion Stack for use in mesh routers, voice assistants and IoT devices. This is made possible by partnerships with chipset manufacturers, such as Qualcomm, Marvell and Cypress, thereby enabling devices to see and interpret motion, providing contextual awareness and user behavior insights into the home.

Cognitive Systems is dedicated to the continuous development of WiFi Motion technology and in exploring new applications, all with the aim of advancing the smart home ecosystem.

Cognitive Systems’ capabilities are unique as we own the entire IP stack - from machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, all the way to the hardware and core patents.

Cognitive Systems is dedicated to the continuous development of WiFi Motion technology - advancing the smart home ecosystem

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