Transparent Flexible

Force-Touch Interface

Atomic Mechanics is developing a transparent flexible Force-Touch Interface (MEMS-TI). This interface is capable of mapping the force and pressure that is applied to its surface with high spatial resolution.

 

The MEMS-TI film can be used for applications including mass market consumer electronics (haptic devices, touch screens, entertainment/gaming), education, digital arts and media, materials handling and control, augmented reality and healthcare.  

 

The Atomic Mechanics touch-interface consists of a polymer laminate that is sensitive to a variable force. This film can either be used as a force-touch module as part of another electronic system such as a display, or it can be used to control a linked device with a high level of precision.  Atomic Mechanics offers this technology in three formats; single force-sensor patches that can be integrated into an OEM module, a custom-design sensor film with tailored sensor layout and laminate material and a large-area sensor array for precise pressure mapping and force-tracking applications.

Custom sensor layout

High density sensor array

What makes these sensors unique?

Modular sensor patch

Graphene-polymer films are flexible and stretchable and return to their original state after rigorous bending. They are also extremely thin and are optically transparent.

Unobtrusive and flexible materials

Ultra-thin

Graphene-polymer films are only a few microns in thickness and can therefore be easily integrated into multi-layer display modules.

Atomic Mechanics

Force-touch Interface 

Full transparency

Sensor patches can be seamlessly integrated onto the the surface of displays of other transparent films. Existing transparent touch interfaces are made from brittle materials that are not flexible and require high processing temperatures.

Bendable and stretchable

Films can be integrated into curved and flexible devices as well as wearables. Existing technologies are rigid and require complex molding processes in order to be integrated into curved surfaces.

Sensor patch

Precise force measurement

MEMS-TI force sensors measure the direct force applied to its surface. These sensors have a miniature footprint and can be multiplexed in large arrays to enable real-time pressure mapping

High resolution pressure mapping

High-density arrays of sensors allow the mapping of precise pressure profiles of any interacting object.

Tunable pressure range

Sensing elements can be tuned to have an arbitrary pressure response by adjusting the sensor geometry. Existing force-sensors are limited to a single pressure range and a single force sensitivity.

True pressure sensing

Sensing elements measure the real pressure at a specific location. Existing technologies measure the compression of a single material which is then used to give an approximation of the applied force.

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3D Force-mapping

ABOUT US

Atomic Mechanics is a limited company based in Manchester, founded in 2017. It has be created to design, manufacture and commercialise a range of sensor and actuator devices based on a patented graphene-based technology.

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