Stantum’s high precision multitouch

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We love keeping track of new interaction technologies and this new touchscreen by Stantum looks especially promising. Engadget shot a hands-on video with it at the Mobile World Conference. It’s a resistive screen, so it can be used with both fingers and styluses (unlike capacitive screens). It’s sensitive enough that you could use a brush too. The screen supports any number of multitouch points and does pressure sensing based on the size of the detected fingertip. The touch detection is actually more accurate than the screen can display. Stantum is hoping mobile manufactures will pick up their input framework for inclusion in new devices. The resistive touchscreen was built to Stantum’s specifications (it won’t work with current phones), but they say it wouldn’t be hard to go into mass production.

Comments

  1. jaded124 says:

    Awesome!

  2. Urza says:

    Need one of those for my iPod Touch. Whoever the hell decided to port Transport Tycoon Deluxe to that thing…I keep wanting to try to play it, but even with the smallest tip stylus I could make for the thing, I can’t accurately hit the buttons.

  3. digidev says:

    badness in a kickass way for science!

  4. nubie says:

    hey, don’t make fun of zodttd :)

    This is amazing, really can detect a brush!?

  5. Grovenstien says:

    full size multitouch tablet please!

  6. Aud1073cH says:

    Finally! now artists / photoshop can use real brushes directly on the digital canvas. We can use handwriting input again. Is it sensitive enough to pick up fingerprints for biometric security?

    Back when I first read about multitouch,(Tactex and fingerworks) and OLED screens (sony, kodak) about the same time, i thought why not have a multi-touch display that can pick up individual brush bristles?

    Now they just have to make it flexible, so It won’t crack in my pocket or bag,

    and design a digital brush so I can double-load a brush (different color on each half of the brush, for shading)

  7. colecago says:

    If artists had any money to pay for it the company would listen to your multitude of requests.

  8. ross maclean says:

    lol @colecago

    there must be a reason mobile phone manufacturers havnt already employed this technology. cost? how strong is it? if it cant survive a drop from atleast a metre, im not interested.

  9. Mohamed says:

    Very impressive indeed !

    From the looks of it the TFT is mounted on a mini-itx board with LVDS connector. I guess this isnt viable on mobile phones yet due to the lack of processing power (majority phones, excluding some smart phones). Unless the input is processed by hardware we wont see these touch screens in mobile phones or drawing tablets (lack of space on this one). Just some thought…

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