Touchscreens with the 3rd dimension

A WaveTouch screen is pressure-sensitive and registers exactly how hard you press, opening up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to software, games and features.

  • Press the screen and zoom.
  • Press hard and shoot hard.
  • Apply varied pressure to a keyboard and play the piano with feeling.Let your software and game developers loose – and bring new life to your products.

How we create pressure detection

WaveTouch is based on laser light which is evenly distributed beneath the screen. As long as the screen is not touched, the light remains inside. But the moment a finger is placed on the screen, the light is drawn out.

This is registered by a sensor. By detecting the changes in the light emitted in the wave guide and captured by the sensor, WaveTouch can determine finger contact with an extremely high degree of precision. This is where the unique 3rd dimension comes in.

Our sensor accurately measures finger pressure on a scale of 0-40. The pressure sensitivity of WaveTouch thus offers you unique possibilities for fine-tuned control and new pressure features. This opens a whole new world of possibilities.

How can light detect pressure?

“A laser beam is evenly distributed beneath the screen. The light zigzags up and down beneath the entire surface. When a finger is placed on the screen, the light is led out through the finger. The loss of light is registered by a small sensor which accurately measures how much light disappears. The harder you press, the more light disappears. This is how the pressure is determined. In simple terms, this is the principle behind our pressure detection.”

Morten Mosgaard, CTO, WaveTouch

FORCE TOUCH: Force adds a new dimension of interactivity

Force and pressure add a whole new dimension to interactivity for the products that incorporate touch technology. Pressure as a dimension of interactivity can have a variety of different functions. It can be used for:

• Previewing (like mouse over effects work on desktop)
• Highlighting, magnifying and selecting
• Gaming as a control feature (smartphone game applications such as Angry Birds)
• Scalable controls (scroll rate, lights, volume, temperature and speed)
• Adding functionalities (such as opening submenus).

This sets WaveTouch apart from other technologies

Our innovative touch technology uses optical waveguide technology to provide consumers and industries with a variety of completely new touch opportunities. One such opportunity is pressure sensitive screens – 3D touch, force touch or force detection. We are a pressure sensitive screen manufacturer, and we excel on the touch technological market for these five reasons:

1. Our technology is based on TIR and light ray sections
The innovative technology that we provide is based on TIR and light ray sections. These sections lie in the path between the light source and the detector with various decoupling functions.

2. Our technology is similar to in-glass touch technologies
In its design, the WaveTouch technology shares many similarities with in-glass touch technologies. It differs from these designs, however, in that it only needs ONE light source and detector. WaveTouch only requires one to perform simultaneous X/Y and force detection.

3. We use an inject moulded frame
Instead of using numerous light sources and detectors, WaveTouch uses an inject moulded frame that surrounds the touch area.

4. Our product is highly cost-competitive
The WaveTouch technology excels due to its cost-competitiveness. Even against low-cost touch technologies such as resistive technology as it is marketed today.

5. Our solution is the green solution
Producing WaveTouch involves no toxic etching processes. Furthermore, the superior display clarity that our technology offers demands less display power. Altogether this makes for a greener alternative to existing touch technologies.

WaveTouch is a pressure sensitive screen manufacturer

We manufacture pressure sensitive touch screens for different markets and different purposes, such as outdoor and underwater personal devices, navigation devices, RF/EMI/EMC sensitive applications for the healthcare sector and many, many more. Get in touch with us now and let us find out together how our technology can support your business endeavors.