The new NexusTouch sensing and localized haptic platform from Boréas Technologies allow designers to expand touch-based user interfaces on the sides of smartphones and gaming phones. The platform enables seamless context-sensitive swipes, taps, and clicks—all while delivering rich haptic feedback. Blending advanced gesture sensing with localized haptics, NexusTouch supports a range of new use cases, from finger-clicks that make a smartphone feel like a DSLR camera to customizable trigger effects that replace mechanical toggles on a premium gaming phone.
NexusTouch also features dynamic virtual button-mapping, which allows manufacturers to replace traditional mechanical power and volume buttons with area-specific system functionality and tactile effects.
Touch technology is evolving. Old-fashioned capacitive touch technology has forced users into mechanical switches and button pushes on the sides of the phone. Newer ultrasonic technology provides gesture detection, but not sensory feedback. In contrast, NexusTouch piezoelectric sensor technology supports both manufacturer-customizable gestures, and intuitive, localized haptic effects—essential requirements of a satisfying user experience.
NexusTouch is based on Boréas CapDrive Technology, a patented, scalable high-voltage, a low-power piezoelectric platform that enables high-definition (HD) haptic effects for a wide range of applications, from wearables and smartphones to automotive infotainment and next-generation safety applications. NexusTouch marks the introduction of gesture detection to the Boréas portfolio of user-interface technologies.