DATA MODUL will also provide two of the latest versions of touch operation to be tested by exhibition visitors: THE on-trend PCAP Touch optimization Force and 3D-Touch. With this touch development, recognition of a change to the Z-axis and the finger/hand/contact pressure strength are crucial. Depending on the pressure strength, the interaction occurs on the touch surface. As such: different strengths mean different signals. As a result, a menu level can be expanded many times over and additional operating options are created on the interface. DATA MODUL will be exhibiting an industrial PCAP Force Touch solution at embedded world, in which evaluation occurs using power sensors which have been integrated into the periphery of the touch sensor.
In addition, a touch panel with haptic feedback will be presented. Using direct power reassignment, each touch interaction will be shown to the user for confirmation on the touch sensor. A tangible feedback in the form of vibrations then reflects the position of the finger on the sensor. To ensure such feedback, the user interface was integrated into the housing as a floating installation. Especially in medical applications, in which the user must focus constantly on the patient, for example, this touch function can be extremely beneficial, as visual contact with the monitor is not required. This expansion to include haptic feedback could also support visually-impaired people in the future, for example on local public transport (ticket purchasing) or when entering sensitive information (cash machine). Up to now, acoustic signals have been relied upon.