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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-kyoceratouch.jpg" alt="Kyocera Touch panel"></div>New touch panel imitate "feeling of pressing" button

13 Oct 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Kyocera demonstrated their "New Sensation Touch Panel" at CEATEC 2011 in Japan. The touch panel can give a feeling of pressing a button when touched by using piezoelectric elements between the LCD panel and touch panel.<br /><br /><h3>Touch panels with "feeling of pressing" developed</h3>Miss the good old days when physical buttons felt like… physical buttons? Touch panel makers have tried to imitate that for some time and with Kyocera’s new so-called "Sensation Touch Panel" we are getting one step closer.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/kyoceratouch-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/kyoceratouch-1.jpg" alt="Kyocera’s touch panel gives a feeling of pressing down buttons" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Kyocera’s touch panel gives a feeling of pressing down buttons, picture credit: Nikkei</i></p> <br />By utilizing a piezoelectric layer between the actual LCD panel and touch sensor Kyocera can imitate the feeling of pressing a button on the screen. Piezoelectric basically means electricity resulting from pressure, and the piezoelectric layer creates a feeling of pressing down a button on the area of the screen touched by a finger.<br /><br />Kyocera says that they can create a variety of feels by changing the frequency and amplitude of vibration from the piezoelectric elements. They can for example imitate pressing a keyboard button, a soft mechanical button, half-pressing a button or completely pressing down a shutter button.<br /><br />One disadvantage of the current technology is the lack of multi-touch functionality. Kyocera says that the current technology only supports one touch-area on the screen at a time. If a second finger touches the screen it only feels a vibration but no feeling of pressing down a button.<br /><br />Kyocera has not announced concrete plans to commercialize the concept at this point. In the past other "tactile" touch panels have been exhibited.<br /><br />- <i>Source: Nikkei Tech-on</i>



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