The company was founded by Alex Bowen after his graduation from the university and funds have come from Apollo Informal Investments. It is developing an ultrasound based sensor system for 3D mapping using MEMS microphones.
The money raised will be used to create five engineering jobs over the course of the next year.
The system developed by Imerai can also form low-resolution images that preserve the anonymity of people being observed. The company uses artificial intelligence to generate position and depth information of an environment, and return it in an integration-friendly format.
Imerai wants to address applications in consumer electronics, security, building occupancy, automotive, and defence markets.
Bowen said the company plans to deliver sensor development kits to end-users and manufacturing partners.
“Imerai’s work represents state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging and signal processing,” said investor Chris Barrett, in a statement issued by Imerai. “Their solution will be of interest to the commercial sensor and robotics markets, so I’m happy to be providing seed investment alongside Apollo and Scottish Enterprise grant support for this exciting Edinburgh-based start-up.”
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