Smart fabric sensor for next-gen human interaction
The Note Touch reference design includes a small fabric sensing array (16×16 nodes) and a software toolkit to experiment with touch interfaces on any curved or flat surface. Using gestures such as taps, swipes, and multi-touch, the Note Touch reference design replaces traditional buttons, knobs, and switches, with sleek improved aesthetics and a programmable interface.
Manufacturers can incorporate the Note Touch into existing or future products, from medical and fitness devices, seating, protective equipment, toys and consumer electronics, home automation, and more, says the company.
“For OEMs,” says Jerry Kurtze, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing at BeBop Sensors, “this means enhancing their products’ usability and aesthetics by removing traditional interaction controls and replacing them with customizable smart fabric sensors – resulting in a much cleaner and sleeker appearance and next gen human interaction, not to mention accelerating time to market, shortening development cycles, and lowering costs.”
“Our goal with Note Touch,” says Kurtze, “is to push the innovation envelope by inspiring technical teams and managers with endless possibilities, which could lead to possible market disruption. These intelligent sensing technologies will revolutionize human interaction and the way people interact with their devices.”
The highly customizable reference design offers a device and software toolkit to experience and build with the company’s patented Intelligent Sensing Technology (IST).