Textile keyboards: Flexible, highly portable and washable!
Convert any fabric or textile backing into a keyboard with Switch Sensor Tex. Incorporate keypad control functionality directly into sports fabric, car interior upholstery or stand-alone textile keyboards which can be connected to laptops, tablets and other handheld devices.
SWITCH SENSOR TEX
Switch Sensor Tex is an innovative product based on a patented technology which uses electrically conductive inks printed onto textile backings.
The product consists of an area of fabric with resistive switches distributed across its surface. The number, size and distribution of switches are completely flexible, allowing any type of keyboard or control pad to be defined.
The result is fabric which allows keyboard functionality whilst retaining its textile properties: flexibility, washable, elasticity, etc.
Sensing Tex offers feasibility and development services for textile based sensing products with its new SDK development Kit: an electronic module with some inputs to our Pressure Sensor standard samples and Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Power and USB connectivity for rapid prototyping.
Sensing Tex offers a wide variety of market applications based on its Switch Sensor Tex product:
Separate Cloth Keyboards: Light and flexible, these can be used for input to Smart Phones, Tablets, handheld devices, etc.
Clothing Integrated Keypads: Easily integrated functionality to provide control of MP3s, mobiles, etc. Discrete design for everyday clothing to large functional keys for use on ski/winter jackets without removing gloves.
Keyboard integrated into upholstery or carpets, used to control electronic functions in soft furnishings: reclining armchairs, beds, adjustable car seats, carpets and mats, etc.