TouchNetix unveils latest 3D Touchless User Interfaces

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TouchNetix has unveiled fully integrated aXiom touchscreen chips that are able to offer new 3D sensing capabilities by detecting air gestures allowing touchless functions in a variety of automotive, industrial, medical and consumer environments.

aXiom is capable of providing more than 100 times higher Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) than the traditional touchscreen controllers currently on the market.

The single-chip aXiom technology enables proximity sensing 10-15 cm above the surface of the screen and, in addition, multiple hover gestures are sensed 5-6 cm above the screen. Both these safety-enhancing functions will help to transform the user interface into a more intuitive user experience.

Within the car HMI (human-machine interface), touchless technology allows users to reduce the level of eye interaction with the touchscreen, improving safety. In public and multi-user touchscreen applications, touchless technology radically reduces the risk and transfer of virus and bacterial contamination.

These additional features delivered by the aXiom chips are achieved without additional sensor electrodes, board-level components, or other additional sensing hardware. These 3D and Touchless User Interface functions are therefore achieved at the lowest possible system cost, especially when compared to alternative sensing technologies, such as infrared sensing or cameras. The aXiom chip family supports display sizes from 5” to over 55” diagonal and with a wide range of aspect ratios.

Commenting Vegard Wollan, Chief Executive Officer of TouchNetix said, “Our intuitive gesture operation allows more hygienic and safer use of touchscreens in a multitude of environments. We have a range of customers launching products with 3D and Touchless features, and throughout this year, many of our customers and partners will offer world-wide distribution of their solutions”.