Force-Sensing Touch Through Zytronic

Zytronic has added force-sensing touch to its touch sensors, so that they can distinguish between hard and soft touches. The approach is based on the measurement of the surface area of the touch point, changing the measured capacitive signal levels; this means that additional layers on the glass are not necessary. Two demonstration apps have been created and can be viewed on YouTube: and

Analyst Comment

One of the trends from Infocomm was the addition of some kind of pressure sensing by most of the touch vendors. (BR)

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