R&D CORE has developed a revolutionary, patent-pending sensing technology (DRAS®) that allows the creation of large, flexible, multi-contact, force sensing touchscreens. The technology is based on a Digital Resistive Area Sensing principle.
This technology can be integrated with flexible electronic displays to enable the next generation of fully interactive flexible display devices such as mobile phones, e-book readers, smartwatches, smart clothes or large scale flexible TVs.
The sensing technology can be used to detect common interactive gestures such as tapping, pinching, and swiping, to detect handwriting, to measure finger force.
2016, Will be a revolutionary year in Terms of Foldable and flexible Display, Specially We expect Samsung to patent this Technology, and come up with some great Smartphones.
Google Modular Smartphone will be the one on the same pattern. Let’s see who wins the race..Google or Samsung !!
“The DRAS technology addresses all of the new needs and emerges as the winning solution for the new breed of portable devices with flexible displays. “
How great it is in the unfolded state, the design studio the R & D CORE has made, but folded f its just a simple clamshell phone-1990s fold half together, where it hear simple telephone functions, such as calls, music and the like supports.
If you fold the Drasphone however fully assembled, it is reported to have handy as a Swiss army knife and shows through the small portion of the visible displays various notifications to. In this state, it is fittingly called MicroDras.
What are the Benefits of DRAS Technology
It is evident that the DRAS technology emerges as the winning solution. It can detect more than one contact, it can sense finger force, it offers superior spatial resolution, it does not require re-calibration, it is not affected by humidity or temperature swings, it only picks up intentional contacts and it consumes very little power while the integration with a display is straight-forward.
Furthermore, it works with gloves, which is an important requirement for outdoor use in cold environments. Of course, the technology is inherently shatterproof and borderless, i.e. it does not require a bezel. In contrast, capacitive sensors cannot detect force, they are too sensitive to accidental touches, they have worse spatial accuracy, they cannot be used with gloves, they become inoperable if their surface is wet, they require complicated electronics that draw a lot of power and the cost of making them borderless is rather high.
Another important feature of the DRAS technology that is applicable to larger scale flexible displays is its scalability. Specifically, the sensor can be made as large as the application requires without increasing the complexity of the hardware interface and without compromising the sensor performance.
The technology consists of the sensor, the interface electronics and the software needed to identify contact area, contact position and contact force. R&D CORE’s technology enables the introduction of flexible display electronic devices into the market without forcing end users to accept a performance / functionality / usability compromise in regards to touch interactivity. After considering the new requirements the flexible display applications introduce, it becomes apparent that capacitive touch sensing is no longer the best technology. Conventional resistive touchscreens are not ideal either.
Source : R&D Core