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Today, Resistive “force touch” is enabling Designers and Engineers to differentiate their products with new and intuitive tactile HMI solutions, simplifying User Interfaces (UI), improving User Experience (UX), and enhancing safety in many applications.

Why?... 

• Capacitive sensing isn't “true” touch. It’s essentially a "presence detection" not force sensing technology. So where it’s important to use variable force, something that's intuitive to every human, Capacitive isn't the solution of choice. It’s also power hungry, susceptible to interference from EMI and water, and struggles with simple real-world issues like a user wearing gloves.

• FSR technology offers significant benefits over mechanical switching. These include improved durability, reduced packaging space and weight, reduced tooling costs & enhanced styling themes, to name just a few.

• Tangio has invested heavily to improve the performance of the basic FSR technology, addressing the variability and environmental problems suffered by previous generations of the technology. And by creating new structures (like our matrix sensors) resistive sensing can deliver next-generation HMI possibilities like 3D multi-touch, not possible with Capacitive.

• Integration, customisation & and rapid time to market. Tangio's multi-decade experience in Printed Electronics enables customers to realise their touch sensing requirements quickly and affordably.