Printed from http://www.electronista.com

New touchscreen tech works with normal gloves

updated 11:00 pm EDT, Wed October 26, 2011

Panels destined for vehicle nav systems

SMK Corp has unveiled a new touchscreen panel that is claimed to work with gloved hands. Although several companies currently produce conductive gloves that work with touchscreens, SMK's panel does not require users to wear special gloves. The technology is said to utilize a high-sensitivity detection chip and an improved sensor panel structure, enabling the display to register input even when fabric separates fingertips from the panel itself.

The new touchscreens are geared for vehicle applications such as navigation and infotainment systems. Volume production will focus on 6.5-inch panels, with a manufacturing rate starting at 100,000 units each month, however the company suggests it will produce sizes up to eight inches.

SMK is currently showing the new panels at the FPD International conference in Japan. [via Nikkei]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Polk Audio 4 Shot headset

Sound quality and design are two of the biggest areas of focus for manufacturers when coming up with a new gaming headset. Depending o ...

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 drive

USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little mor ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News