During the Mobile World Congress, France-based smart-card based solution provider, Oberthur Technologies, unveiled its latest innovation called SIMSense. From what we’ve heard, it’s the first motion detection SIM card, which should reportedly open new doors of opportunities for both mobile operators and end users.
Basically, with a SIM card like this, even the simplest of the handsets can add some motion-based features. Gaming instantly comes to mind, but Oberthur argues their product also fits every day usage, allowing customers to go to menu or reject a call by simply shaking a phone. In addition, many of the mobile apps could also take advantage of the SIMSense’s motion detection technology providing greater user experience.
We’ll see whether this approach can fly. In the meantime, here are Oberthur’s Xavier Drilhon optimistic words: “Through SIMSense, Oberthur Technologies demonstrates the power of SIM technology. I’m convinced that this innovative motion detection SIM card can significantly enrich customer experience, using any mobile phone and facilitate introduction of voice/SMS value added services by mobile operators.”