Silicon Valley company want to replace physical buttons with a new touchscreen sensors that are 3D shaped or flexible.
Flexible and 3D Formable capacitive touchscreen sensors are enabling manufacturers to remove physical buttons from their devices an replace with a touch user interfaces which are either fully flexible, foldable or roll-able, or are solid but three dimensional in shape.
The new touch technology has been announced to day by Silicon Valley company TouchTurns.
"With the growth in flexible displays and with the advent new transparent conductive films which are flexible and formable, we now have the capability to make touch sensors that can unleash an incredible design freedom for those customers looking to differentiate themselves from their competitors with unique designs and advanced user interfaces," stated Shiou-Shiou Huang, Customer Programs Director at TouchTurns, LLC.
The demand for Flexible and 3D Formable touchscreens and surfaces is being driven by increasing desire to adopt new and exciting form factors incorporating the user interface within the product design without the use of traditional mechanical buttons, sliders or knobs.
"Markets spanning wearables, household appliances, whitegoods, medical, automotive and industrial are embracing these new materials and techniques to improve the user interface and clearly differentiate their products. In addition by eliminating mechanical buttons cleanliness and reliability of these products and devices can be improved significantly," said Shiou-Shiou.
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We have a request into the company to see some examples what this new capacitive touchscreen technology can look like.