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Contactless touch – a safer method for interaction

Published May 7, 2019 in Articles

A white paper by Richard Berglind, Senior Optical Engineer at Neonode

Over the years, there have been recurring media reports about sanitary problems with frequently used public surfaces. With Neonode zForce reflective technology you can get high precision mid-air touch interaction, for applications where the finger must not touch the display surface.

Richard Berglind, Senior Optical Engineer at Neonode has written a white paper on the subject, Contactless touch – a safer method for interaction

White Paper Introduction

Touch controls are present in all parts of our daily lives. At home, we use touch to interact with our phones and home appliances; at work, whether in an office, retail store, hospital, or heavy industry plant, we are likely to use touchscreens or touchpads. Touch interaction is also finding its way into public areas such as elevator buttons, vending machines, information boards, and ordering screens in fast food restaurants.

However, there are instances where we hesitate to touch the interaction surface. We may want to avoid soiling it with greasy, dirty fingers or avoid the risk of being contaminated by anything residing on the surface. Making the interaction area hover over the screen/surface enables the familiarity of touch interaction without actually being in contact with the screen.

Read the full white paper HERE