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4/4/2011 01:17 PM EDT
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Klaus Zeyn
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Klaus Zeyn   4/13/2011 9:31:23 AM
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Hi Luis, IDENT's GestIC chip does indeed rely solely on electrical near fields. As such GestIC achieves a much higher in-air detection range of not just a few cm.

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docdivakar   4/6/2011 6:45:56 PM
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I saw a demo of this in Printed Electronics conference last year for gesture-based remote control of displays. @Luis Sanchez: I think the gesture-based control goes many steps beyond capacitive touch sensing. Drawing analogy with fluid mechanics (moving boundary problems), I would argue that the chipsets have to rapidly process the moving E-fields and make decisions using feedback loops. So it does command some respect when compared to the plain-old capacitive touch sensing. Dr. MP Divakar

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Luis Sanchez   4/4/2011 8:43:18 PM
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This shows the current trend is in development of innovative human to machine interfaces. Gesture control is very fun and intuitive. Is interesting that this technology seems to rely solely on electrical fields. Or is this just another way to call the capacitive touch sensors?

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