18 Jun 2013
Visual Planet is a niche Cambridge-based company offering very large-sized transparent touch sensors. Their technology is based on a fine metal wire mesh concept, which enables low-cost but large-sized solutions. They key target markets are interactive digital signage and advertisement. A key selling point is their ability to customize the sensor layout and performance in this fragmented space.
6 Mar 2013
Haptic feedback for touch screen devices
More and more consumer electronics devices feature a touch screen, which is already considered a must have for new devices. The next big topic will be haptic feedback solutions outperforming the poor vibration-based feedback that is the standard today. Adding haptic and sound feedback to touch screens using electro active polymers (EAPs) will be a featured topic at TCF LIVE Europe 2013 .