Case Study

Cognitive Systems Corp.

By TrueNode
27 November 2019, 21:00

Wi-Fi motion detection


  • 30+ Patents granted, 135 pending

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The story

Cognitive System Corp was looking for a partner to create an application that allows users to monitor their homes remotely and on the spot. One of the main challenges they needed help with was the performance issues of bespoke hardware used for the system. We partnered with Cognitive Systems to create an agnostic platform that can use any smart device (Google Mesh Router, Nest, Thermostat, Smartcam, etc.) with a supported Qualcomm chipset for home monitoring, burglary detection, and wellness monitoring for elderly care. 

Millions of existing connected devices leveraging Cognitive Systems

Companies using Quantenna’s leading-edge Wi-Fi chipset technology will be able to license Cognitive’s WiFi Motion for use in their offerings, and millions of existing and future connected devices will leverage Cognitive’s advanced motion detection without the need for design changes or additional hardware.

Cognitive System Corp integrates with Google Mesh

Five years ago, the router world was dominated by big household names like Netgear, Asus, TP-Link, and Linksys. Fast-forward Google launched Google’s Wifi mesh system with its most prominent product Nest, making headlines.


Cognitive Systems Corp. is on a mission to transform the way the world interacts with and uses wireless signals. Cognitive Systems Corp., by using radio frequency, offers a smart home monitoring platform that uses wireless signals to detect motion, and machine learning and big data analytics, to recognize the source of motion, learn user’s habits, and automate smart home devices.


  • "Waterloo’s Cognitive Systems sees the unseeable"

    "Company’s technology measures invisible radio frequency waves within your home to alert you to unexpected movement."

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  • "Cognitive Systems to Advance Leading-Edge WiFi Motion Technology with Support from the Strategic Innovation Fund"

    "Canada’s government honours Cognitive Systems with $7.3 million in funding to support the development of WiFi Motion™"

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