Based on the principle of the new generation infrared touch sensor, the IR light beam is reflected by an object placed in the beam path. This reflection is evaluated and reported to the system as a touch event. In flying touch, the sensor is not located directly above the display surface, but at a distance of several centimeters. It is therefore sufficient for the user to approach the surface to within a few centimeters without touching it. This effectively prevents the transmission of germs and viruses.
The Flying Touch can be directly integrated in new designs by designing the front panel of the housing to accommodate the sensor. Due to the slim design of the sensor, which is available in widths for displays up to 15.6" diagonal, the construction is simple.
The design shown above was developed for retrofitting existing devices. It is prepared for mounting with magnets, screws or double-sided adhesive tape. To avoid contamination by dust and rain water, it should be mounted above the display. A lateral mounting is also possible.
The touch sensor communicates with the device via a USB interface using the HID protocol. No adjustment or fine tuning is required. Existing touchscreens do not interfere with the function; most operating systems support several Human Interface Devices, so that parallel operation is possible.