Sunday, June 28, 2009
the shortest phone-roll phone (via Tao Ma - Nanjing, China - the shortest phone-roll phone
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Duo-Touch II combines the features of an active digitizer with the flexibility of a passive touchscreen. (via Rugged Tablet PC - The General Dynamics Itronix Duo-Touch II MIL810F Rugged Tablet Computer with Dyn
When contact is made to the multi-touch surface, the two sheets are pressed and the resistance of the middle layers is changed. A sensing circuit checks the change of the resistance and gets pressure information. To generate pressure signals, an electrode of the top (bottom) layer is connected a voltage source and the voltage is at each of the electrodes on the bottom (top) layer is measured one at a time. Remaining electrodes at the top and bottom layers are switched off. This measurement process is repeated for all the crossings between the top and the bottom electrodes. Tekscan provides a good illustration of the sensing mechanism. If you need more detailed schematics, Tech Note 3 and 4 in FSR Tech Notes might be for you.
The pressure sensitive multi-touch sensing technique is not new. Many researchers and companies have worked with the technique. For example, Kitronyx, Tekscan, Pressure Profile Systems, and XSENSOR have done business mainly focusing on industrial and medical measurement instruments. And many researchers have used pressure sensing to build their own tactile sensing systems.