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Immersive Intelligence - sensors you can trust.

Who are we?

We’re a startup based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

We develop the world’s first open-access, open-air echolocation sensor.

Our device works by bouncing ultrasonic waves off objects and detecting their relative distances and positions.

We use AI to generate detailed depth information of an environment, and return it in a clean, integration-friendly format.

Our focus

Immersive Intelligence

We want technology to make our lives easier. Immersive Intelligence means assisting without being asked to.

IMERAI develops technologies that react to users without intervention, and helps devices to anticipate actions.

Artificial Intelligence has the extraordinary power to immensely elevate our wellbeing, so long as it is openly available for everyone to use.

Why are we doing this?


Smart devices shouldn't need invasive cameras to be able to see. Our technology guarantees personal privacy.


Making sure that everyone has open access to our device is a founding principle of IMERAI.

Ease of integration

We want to make it as easy as possible to integrate our sensor into your products and projects.

Echolocation on-chip

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 using a simple open-source API. Depth data can be used to perform environmental mapping, motion-tracking, and gesture control through our advanced AI.

All of this is encapsulated in a single solid-state device, with no moving parts.

Our sensor is currently:

70% Smaller
80% Cheaper
87% Lighter

Than the industry-leading depth camera.

Intelligence on-board

Integrated AI

Our device is driven by a powerful artificial intelligence engine, that uses deep learning to calculate imagery from complex data. It also allows the sensor to adapt to its surroundings.

We’ve spent a lot of time on this, taking:

Training data samples

All processing is done on-board on a powerful 32-bit ultra low-power processor, meaning there are minimal external computing and power requirements to deliver rich depth information back to the controller device.


Do you ever feel like you’re being watched?

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 to integrate.

It’s important to us that everyone gets the chance to use our technologies. 

Not only do we love seeing creative new ideas, we also want to give back to the community that helped us get started down this path.

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

Get in contact!

We know there’s not much information here right now, but we’ll be adding more in time, 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!

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