Touch-free UI solutions For 2D/3D gesture control

08-04-2019 | Renesas | Test & Measurement

Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched two touch-free UI solutions to ease the design of 2D and 3D control-based applications. Based on the company’s capacitive sensor MCUs, the new solutions further the development of UI that enables users to run home appliances, as well as industrial and OA equipment without touching the devices. The UI solutions make it feasible for appliance and equipment companies to swiftly develop touch-free interfaces that improve the added-value of their products in terms of equipment convenience and design.

There are a mixture of situations where touch-free operation is beneficial, such as when the users’ hands are wet, when the controls are not reachable, or when it is unsafe for the user to touch the controls. The company's new touch-free UI, for instance in the kitchen, users may adjust flow rate and water temperature through hand gestures close to the faucets or alter stove fan operation by holding a hand over the hood. The UI solutions enable customers to simply implement these interfaces in their embedded equipment. The reference designs are offered for downloaded effective immediately.

“We are pleased with the strong response to our MCU-based touch-key solutions, which are currently deployed by more than 200 Renesas customers, and we are excited to continue enabling customers with solutions that bring new capabilities and experiences to the market,” said Toru Moriya, vice president, Home Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The new touch-free solutions represent another step in the evolution of capacitive touch sensor systems with high sensitivity and excellent resistance to noise for operation in multiple conditions and will lead to new UIs that are more user-friendly and convenient to use both in the home and in the workplace.”

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