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New High Performance Multi Touch And Multi Touchless Technology, 'Sensation', Launched At Mobile World Congress Is Significantly More Precise Than Current Technologies For User Interfaces

1) Sensation technology background and capability

After having developed a capacitive camera which today equips thousands of medical machines, Fogale Nanotech's researchers looked at how it might be possible to measure the data of fingers which are at more than 5 centimeters away from a screen, and visualize gestures at 8-10 centimeters. This would create a real technological breakthrough in the touch screen world for the mobile industry. Sensation technology was the result: it makes interaction between human and electronic apparatus more natural with more precise and evolved gestures; it also enables a true implementation of both multi touch and multi touchless technology.

Sensation is a unique capacitive technology protected by 30 patents, allowing measurement of the ultra-low absolute capacitance created between the sensor and the fingertips. Similar to the concept of pixels in a camera, Sensation uses a matrix of electrodes distributed over the panel. Each electrode measures an absolute distance and a specific algorithm reconstructs in real time the 3D shape of all objects (fingers, stylus, hands) in proximity of the panel.

2) Company background

The new Sensation technology is based on 30 years of research in capacitive measurement research. In 1983, three researchers decided to create a company to channel their research in capacitive measurement instruments to create new innovative, leading edge high performance products. Driven by a combination of inventiveness and scientific rigour, the company became the partner of choice for industry and research labs for finding solutions to previously insoluble challenges.

The company rapidly established a reputation as the global specialist in capacitive measurement technology. In the spirit of the original company, the company's 50 researchers and engineers shared the founders' innovative spirit and the technical expertise that has become so characteristic of the company. They are constantly learning, developing and producing the inventions that will meet the needs of tomorrow.

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