Integrates multi-touch capacitive sensing, haptic feedback and 3-D graphics
Synaptics has unveiled a collaborative mobile phone concept Fuse that demonstrates the user interaction for handsets. It is a result of the collaboration with four global partners TheAlloy, The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), Immersion and Texas Instruments.
According to Synaptics, the Fuse concept phone integrates multiple interface technologies including multi-touch capacitive sensing, haptic feedback, 3-D graphics, and force, grip and proximity sensing.
The company said that the Fuse provides a model for designing multi-modal interfaces and extends the touchscreen-based user experience with Onyx mobile concept. ClearPad, NavPoint, and TouchButtons services are used in the Fuse mobile concept to offer capabilities such as 2-finger input, proximity sensing, grip sensing, text entry and high-resolution finger input.
Synaptics said Fuse’s interface technologies has helped Synaptics and partners to tackle the difficulty of single-handed usage and the need to look at the screen and enabled single-handed navigation. Grip sensing achieved through force and capacitive touch sensors on the sides of the phone allows the user to execute common controls such as pan and scroll.
In addition to the novel side sensors, Fuse is introducing 2D navigation from the back of the phone and combines multiple sensory input and feedback technologies including 3-D graphics and haptic effects.