A New Sensory Tech: Unlock Your Phone With Your Voice: A New Sensory Tech: Unlock Your Phone With Your Voice A pair of new speaker verification and identification technologies was announced on Tuesday. Sensory, which licenses its intellectual property to chip makers and OEMs said, both technologies can be paired with its TrulyHandsFree voice activation technology. Combining the new technologies will allow OEMs to eliminate the need to manually unlock a Smartphone. This new technology allows users to unlock and personalize their device just through their voice alone instead of unlocking this handheld device manually. And, this will be demonstrated at the CTIA show next in New Orleans, Micron Associates revealed. Sensory's speech technology is used in apps like Vlingo which in "car mode", constantly cocks a virtual ear, listening for commands. The traditional problem with that approach is that active listening drains CPU cycles and battery power, further limiting the short-lived battery life of today's Smartphones. This new technology is embedded below the level of the operating system, via a partnership with embedded chip company Tensilica . They're far enough down that the technology consumes just 5 to 10 milliamps. That's a factor of ten better than the 2010 Vlingo technology, Mozer said.