Sensors > Touch

Highly sensitive sensors help enhance human touch

20 February, 2020

Scientists have created a system based on a crack-based sensor that is said to be so sensitive that it allows the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.

Bimodal sensor processes both touchless and tactile stimuli

21 November, 2019

The new sensor could simplify the interplay between humans and machines, providing a seamless interactive platform for virtual and augmented reality scenarios.

Artificial skin improves sensory ability of robots

06 November, 2019

Researchers have combined artificial skin with control algorithms, creating what is claimed to be the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.

Fancy a phone case made of artificial skin?

30 October, 2019

Researchers have developed an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables and computers.

Knock knock: object interaction with a smartphone

15 October, 2019

Researchers have developed a new technology that identifies objects and executes actions following a simple knock against a smartphone. The software is powered by machine learning that analyses sounds, vibrations and other reactions.

Super-sensitive electronic skin for robots and prosthetics

31 July, 2019

Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin has ultrahigh responsiveness and robustness to damage, and can be paired with any kind of sensor skin layers to function effectively as an electronic skin.

Smart sensors keep medication secure

07 May, 2019

New sensor technology could be used as part of a smart pill bottle that sends wireless alerts when it detects tampering, overdose or unsafe storage conditions.

Smart glove made from a sensory film

01 April, 2019

Researchers took an ultralightweight, highly flexible film made from an elastic polymer and turned it into an adaptable sensory organ for a variety of technical applications.

Smartphones powered by STMicroelectronics touchscreen controller

15 October, 2018

STMicroelectronics' FingerTip touchscreen controller (TSC) is powering all three of the latest Xiaomi Mi8 smartphone models — Standard, SE and Explorer.

Electronic skin mimics human-like sense of touch

27 September, 2018

Inspired by human skin, researchers have constructed a tactile sensor that detects pressure and pulses, replicating the experience of pressurised human touch.

Plastic sensors could monitor health conditions

17 July, 2018

Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions.

Adding touch interaction to any object, surface or space

05 February, 2018

Silicon chips from semiconductor company STMicroelectronics have enabled the creation of zForce AIR touch-sensing modules.

Qeexo and STMicroelectronics accelerate OEM adoption of FingerSense technology

12 January, 2018

Qeexo and STMicroelectronics have announced a collaboration to further accelerate integration of Qeexo's FingerSense technology by OEMs.

Touch-sensitive robot acts as a real-time avatar

09 November, 2017

Japanese researchers have developed a robotic arm that serves as a real-time avatar for a remotely located user, to whom it transmits sound, vision and highly sensitive feelings of touch.

Silicon Labs CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers

15 September, 2017

Silicon Labs' CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers provide a fast and easy way for design engineers to add low-power capacitive touch interfaces to embedded designs.

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