Multitouch ‘Skin’ Transforms Surfaces Into Interactive Screens
February 3, 2010 | Source: Physorg.com
A new large-format multi-touch technology launched today by DISPLAX will transform any non-conductive flat or curved surface, such as glass, plastic or wood, into a multitouch screen.
DISPLAX Multitouch Technology uses a controller that works by processing multiple input signals it receives from a grid of nanowires embedded in the film attached to the enabled surface. Each time a finger is placed on the screen or a user blows on the surface, a small electrical disturbance is caused. The microprocessor controller analyzes this data and decodes the location of each input on that grid to track the finger and air-flow movements.