Sensors you trust.

No cameras, no worries.

Who's watching?

Cameras allow robots and smart devices to see, navigate, and interact with our world. But what do we do when cameras are unwanted intrusions?

IMERAI develops technologies that give devices sight, without the privacy concerns that cameras bring.

We totally remove optical components from devices, bringing greater security and peace of mind to both the user and manufacturer.

Who we are

We’re a startup based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

We develop a world-leading open-air echolocation sensor.

Our device works by bouncing ultrasonic waves off objects and detecting their relative distances and positions – just like bats do. Think of a camera that instead of seeing light, sees sound!

Our device captures detailed depth information of an environment, and returns it in a clean, integration-friendly format.

Our technology

Our sensor marks a new chapter in depth-perception technology, making machine vision now possible without optical components.

We consider the device to be an emergent sensor technology, capable of changing the way we interact with machines.

The sensor returns a useful 3D depth image. This data can be used to perform environmental mapping, motion-tracking, and gesture control through post-processing libraries.

Our technology is solid-state, with no moving parts.

Our sensor is currently anticipated to be:

70% Smaller
80% Cheaper
87% Lighter

Than the industry-leading depth camera.


Protect privacy when it matters most.

The passive constraints of our technology mean that it is not physically possible to resolve personal identifiable features.

That means that faces are effectively anonymised by default.

So if a product is compromised, users cannot be identified in images taken using our sensor, acting as the ultimate backstop to personal privacy.

Easy and simple to integrate.

It’s important to us that it is as easy and simple as possible for our technologies to be integrated into your products. 

Not only do we love seeing creative new uses for our devices, we also want to give you the freedom to customise around your needs.

That’s why we’re developing simple, easy to integrate libraries that will be compatible with all the major tech development platforms.

When can I get it?

We’re currently working on a development kit to let our partners to begin testing and integration into their products.

Our partners have first access to our technology at release, and shape the design of our sensor to their needs. 

If you are interested in becoming a development partner, you can preorder a development kit by getting in contact with us using the form below.

Talk to us!

We’ll be adding more information soon, and it’ll only get more exciting.

If you want to learn more about us, please drop us a line and we’ll get back to you!