P510041 Talking at Micro Nano Mems 2015 FINAL

News Release
Peratech discussed its unique approach to force sensing solutions for
next generation 3D HMIs at Micro Nano MEMS 2015
RICHMOND, North Yorks, England – 27 October 2015. Peratech, innovators in force sensing solutions, presented
at the recent Micro Nano MEMS 2015 exhibition in Birmingham, UK.
Dr. Alec Reader, Peratech’s VP of
Partnerships, said: “Our unique
pressure sensing technology provides
the perfect solutions for 3D input. It
delivers force information in the Z axis
along with X and Y positional
3D Human Machine
Interface (HMI) from one simple-toimplement sensor technology is really
exciting product designers.
“The next generation of Human
Machine Interfaces is using force
touch. This provides more intuitive
interactions and does not require battery-draining, complex technologies. We can provide customers with smarter
solutions that are simple to integrate into their products. Also they are low power, thin, light, very mechanically reliable
and extremely accurate. They can even be operated with gloves on.”
Peratech makes force touch solutions for single point of contact sensing as well as single and multi touch array
sensors. The latter can even be located behind capacitive screens as the technology is sensitive enough to detect
changes in the force applied through thin glass. Tailored solutions enable the HMI controls to be configured rapidly to
suit the context of what is being controlled. The matrix sensors can similarly be used to create multi-touch, multi-force
smart surfaces for buttons, sliders and gesture input. These can even be behind metal overlays, leather, fabrics,
wood, plastics, etc.
Peratech provides with a comprehensive library of filters, algorithms, firmware and embedded Graphical User
Interfaces to create complete 3D HMI force sensing solutions. Bespoke software and engineering can also be
provided if required to ensure the perfect solution for a customer’s project.
Quantum Tunnelling Composites® for force touch 3D sensing
QTC® sensors are opening up a new world of possibilities with innovative, pressure-based Human-Machine Interfaces
(HMIs). QTC® materials change from being an almost perfect insulator to becoming increasingly conductive in
proportion to the amount of force applied. The materials are very resilient with predictable deformation and recovery
so that changes in resistance due to even the slightest amount of pressure on the QTC material is both predictable
and repeatable over more than a million cycles. New force-sensing formulations from Peratech include a transparent
version of QTC. These force-sensing formulations provide the highest dynamic range of multi-touch pressure-sensing
in a thin over-display to create more natural, smarter, safer interactions between a product and user.
Peratech Holdco Ltd. is a privately held company based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. It is currently working with a
number of key technology clients to provide them with force sensing solutions. The company is an excellent example
of British innovation bringing in global revenue. QTC® force sensing technology is protected by numerous worldwide
patents and has a wide range of applications. From robotics to automotive and from touch screens to consumer
electrical products, the product has been integrated into over a million products with companies around the world.
For further information, please contact
Peratech, Old Repeater Station, Brompton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire, DL10 7JH United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 1748
813670 Fax: +44 (0) 1748 813679 Email: [email protected] www.peratech.com
Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Island House, Forest Road, Forest, Guernsey, GY8 0AB United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)
1481 233080 Email: [email protected]
Quantum Tunnelling Composite and QTC are registered trademarks of Peratech Holdco Ltd.
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