- June 26, 2014
June 26, 2014 - Neonode introduced zForceAIR, which can touch enable any surface. zForceAIR is a modular sensor bar that can be integrated into any device or structure. It projects an infrared light field on the surface of the display or desired touch area and gives accurate X and Y coordinates for touch functionality. zForceAIR can be applied to Monitors, Keyboards, eReaders, Tablets and Printers. Advantages of zForceAIR over other optical and projective capacitive technologies: -- Any Surface - Touch functionality on any surface such as LCDs, OLED, E-Paper, metal and plastic materials, glass, wood and even human skin (for Wearables). -- Functionality - zForceAIR can be integrated into devices to give not only touch functionality but also allow for free space air gestures. -- Scalability - Optimized for high volume production allowing any module maker to pre-produce the zForceAIR sensors as pre tested modules allowing for infinite production volume scalability. -- Cost - Through reduced number of components, ease of production and assembly, zForceAIR enables OEMs to deploy touch in a wide range of devices where cost has been the main barrier for touch integration. -- New Possibilities - zForceAIR can be integrated into wearable devices to use back of hand as a touch surface. Also, opportunities for building "active" phone and tablet cases that enable a whole new way of device interaction without touching the screen.