A GPS That Can Tell You Whether You Are Sitting Or Standing

January 16, 2013 11:05 am

Well that one is not here yet, but will soon be. GPS systems generally do not work when the signals are interrupted by walls – shopping malls or in the midst of tall buildings. We spotted this today, that InvenSense (INVN.N), which makes gyroscopes and other motion sensors, plans to sell chips within a couple of years that let smartphones guide their owners up and down escalators, through subway stations and up to specific cubicles within skyscrapers – all places that GPS signals do not currently work well.

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