Have you ever wondered what would it be to have a touchscreen device that you don’t even need to touch. The concpet sound weird when I put it that way, I know. In reality it could feel quite natural. A touchscreen manufacturer Cypress are working on just that – their latest invention is a touchscreen module with hover support.
Cypress have manufactured the touchscreens on Palm Pre and Samsung Omnia HD. The manufacturer now has similar modules that add the extra hover detection – they expect these modules to enter mass production some time in Q2 this year.
Here is a demonstration video of the new technology:
So it will be possible to interact with your screen without touching it. Cypress will also present a passive stylus working on that kind of displays.
All this may sound a bit sci-fi right now but it’s really working.