Capacitive sensing for HMIs
What is capacitive sensing?
It is a technology that uses any conductive source ie. skin to detect and measure a range of interactions including pressure, position, proximity, force or acceleration.
How can capacitive sensing be used in products?
Using the conductive aspects of touch, capacitive sensing can be used to control various interactions on a product. Traditional buttons, switches and dials can be replaced with more ergonomic, stylish, intuitive, and multi-functional interfaces that allow for a better user experience and greater brand differentiation. Additionally, capacitive sensing can be used to collect data to measure how users interact with the product for R&D purposes and UX output.
Benefits of capacitive sensing:
- Sense different types of material from skin, plastic, metal or even liquid.
- More hygienic thanks to its contactless and wear-free properties
- Cost savings due to small sensor size requiring fewer PCB and low-power needs.
- High range of surface materials
- Freedom of design
- Increased functionality
What’s the TG0 difference?
TG0’s unique and patented method allows for capacitive signal reduction meaning we are able to extract more information from the sensor than traditional and competitive solutions. Our technology uses a fraction of the electrodes and ports thus lowering computer and IO needs and freeing up the computing space for further tasks and offering more flexibility in component choices.
However, our solution goes even further. The reduced components and optimised information extraction allow for a wider range of style and design options offering increased functionality, better user experience and enhanced ergonomics.
Designers and brands can stand out in an increasingly cluttered retail environment with seamless designs and intuitive interactions capturing that elusive brand loyalty and differentiation.