Hitachi Capacitive Touchscreen Turns Stylus-Friendly at FPD 2010 (Video)

November 17, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Hitachi has showcased its innovative capacitive touchscreen at the FPD International 2010. The innovation with this capacitive touchscreen is that it can be operated quite impressively using a stylus. Moreover, it reacts to fingernails and non-conducting items.

This innovation from Hitachi is expected to make capacitive touchscreens more user-friendly. The present-day capacitive touchscreens respond to fingers only. They are insensitive towards pens or towards fingers covered with gloves.

The Hitachi capacitive screen is responsive to any insulating objects, which enables it to respond to fingers even if they are covered. The basic technology used in this screen enables it to convert information input by insulating objects into capacitance.

So that means you can interact with this capacitive display even if you have your winter gear on with your hands in gloves. It also enables you to use it as a multi-touchscreen by using several fingers at the same time or to use a stylus.

With a 0.8 mm pen tip, the coordinate detection error is within 0.5 mm which allows you to input fine text on this display with the stylus. What they showcased at FPD was just a prototype and Hitachi is still developing this product. The company plans to release the product in the second half of 2011.

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