NextInput introduces ForceGauge, what it is heralding as the world’s highest performance strain sensor. Promoted as the slayer of traditional strain gauges and capacitive force sensing, the ForceGuage sensor class has fundamental advantages over existing strain gauges such as significantly better sensitivity and performance over temperature. When compared to capacitive force sensing, the NextInput sensors boast much higher reliability and a lower profile. To integrate the NextInput solution into any device, it is bonded to the surface on which the force is to be detected, simplifying manufacturing and scalability.
ForceGauge is viable for screen and button applications in the consumer, automotive, industrial, and medical markets. NextInput is currently engaged with lead customers on applications such as fingerprint sensor trigger, home button under OLED, side buttons, power button, slider, and grip/edge sensors. “We are building the world’s best force sensing portfolio and have added a new sensor class to make it easier for our customers to design, innovate and differentiate their products,” says Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and Founder – high praise indeed!
The NextInput ForceGauge FT-7000 Series is currently sampling to lead customers and is being showcased at CES 2018. For more information, visit NextInput.