QPrize North America 2016

QPrize North America 2016

Jul 19 '16
Dimensional Touch (DT) provides transparent TFT-based force sensing solutions for touch-enabled devices in markets such as consumer electronics, wearable, IoT, automotive, medical, and others. The existing capacitive touchscreens can only detect where you touch, but not how hard. The ability to measure force opens the door to richer user interface and more sophisticated, yet natural, controls.
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Dimensional Touch (DT) provides transparent TFT-based force sensing solutions for touch-enabled devices in markets such as consumer electronics, wearable, IoT, automotive, medical, and others. The existing capacitive touchscreens can only detect where you touch, but not how hard. The ability to measure force opens the door to richer user interface and more sophisticated, yet natural, controls.
There have been many attempts to measure force by a variety of technologies in the last decade. Most recently Apple introduced the 3D Touch technology into the new iPhone, and the other OEMs are struggling to catch up. Other OEMs cannot replicate the approach used by Apple to measure force, because they do not control their entire supply chain, and are not able to ensure tight tolerances on the distances between display and force sensor. But even 3D-Touch has many practical issues, such as cost, weight, and thickness.
In our patent-protected pressure sensor technology, each pixel acts as a transistor and a pressure sensor simultaneously. Compared to other force sensing approaches, our product has only one layer, has no moving parts, and can be mass produced at lower cost. The novel sensing scheme also creates additional advantages, such as independent sensors, fast switching, high resolution, almost zero thickness and weight, and compatibility with existing manufacturing lines. Our product creates new possibilities for app developers to design better games and improve user experience.
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