Hygienic and contactless input methods
Hygienic input methods play an important role, especially in the medical technology sector. As experts in the field of touch control, we offer various solutions that enable interaction with or without direct contact.
By using input pens, highly precise touch events can be triggered "indirectly", without potentially contaminating the screen. We enable stylus operation based on our own Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP) technology. Thanks to the continuous development of our PCAP controllers, we can also achieve error-free and precise touch performance even when wearing gloves. In this way, we enable safe and hygienic interaction that is equivalent to normal finger operation.
But we can also offer completely touch-free input or interaction methods, customised and application-oriented. The control of systems via gestures enables the completely contactless input of commands. Intuitive operation can be achieved, for example, by swiping or rotating gestures. For the realisation of gesture control, we offer our customers either a camera-based or capacitively controlled system.
In the case of the capacitively controlled solution, we developed a controller board in-house based on Microchip's GestIC® technology, which combines 2D PCAP functionality with 3D gesture control.
In addition to this method, we offer camera-based gesture control. Here, with the help of suitable software, the images captured by the camera system are evaluated and corresponding functions are executed. For 3D gesture control, we use special stereo cameras that can precisely determine movements in three-dimensional space.
We can also offer voice control, which allows the application to be operated contactlessly using an integrated microphone and suitable software. We can realise offline as well as online voice controls, which are optionally based on a cloud system or a local database - customised to the respective application requirements, of course.