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Uniphy Technology Diagram: how it works
Uniphy Technology Diagram: how it works (mobile version)

Unlike standard capacitive touchscreens which rely on a mesh ofwires behind the screen, Uniphy’s patented technology uses light sensing and low power electronics for optical touch – no false triggering, susceptibility to vibration, electromagnetic fields, extreme temperatures or surface contaminants.

Ready to integrate multimodal interaction from a myriad of HMI features including touch, gesture and voice.

The surface can be constructed using commodity materials such as glass, Polycarbonate and PMMA (acrylic) – no need for expensive materials or complex manufacturing – and moving, mechanical parts, materials and connections are eradicated so even the most detailed, multi-function surface can run from a single printed circuit board.

Design iteration and user testing for proof of concept are made possible by fast and cost-effective prototyping, and large scale manufacturing can be achieved using well-known processes.

How it works

Uniphy’s patent-protected touch technology employs a simple and affordable three-layer optical laminate (e.g. acrylics and/or glass) above the display or multiple displays.

The upper layer of this laminate constrains modulated light until a touch causes a small percentage of the contained light to be ejected toward the lower laminate.

The lower layer, whilst appearing to be completely transparent, contains a very tiny amount of light scattering dopant, which enables the lower layer to capture and contain some of the ejected light which is then attenuated as it radiates evenly in this layer. A small number of optical sensors, at the edges of the touch surface, measure the light intensities seen by each sensor and these signals are processed with Uniphy’s proprietary algorithms to determine the original location of the contact or contacts.

The thin low refractive index transparent film in between is there to contain light in both plates.

This approach enables freedom in shape and surface curvature while unifying displays and supporting transparent dials and buttons.

Key Features

  • Highly accurate and responsive touch
  • On-screen contoured touch surfaces for buttons, control sliders and navigation “wheels”
  • Support for fully integrated mechanical dials and control knobs
  • Remote gesture detection for Wake Up and other control functions
  • Pinch & Zoom capability
  • Curvable and Shapable designs
  • Robust, Water-proof, Scratch-proof
  • Pressure sensitive
  • Fast prototyping capabilities
  • Cost effective manufacturing solution