Touchscreen technology developer FlatFrog Laboratories has closed a 20 million EUR funding round led by Intel Capital, with the backing by Invus.
You may think we already have/use awesome touchscreen technology, but wait until you read this. By using algorithms to track light travelling inside the cover glass of a screen, FlatFrog’s Planar Scatter Detection (PSD) technology provides detection of up to hundreds of simultaneous touches and drags on the screen. Moreover, this technology is based on optics instead of the capacitive electronic fields used in today’s smartphones, making sure the devices using PSD can detect not only input from bare fingers, but also from gloved fingers as well as many other common objects like pencil erasers. Pretty cool, right?
FlatFrog was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneurs Ola Wassvik and Christer Fahraeus. The company holds more than 60 patent families in optical wave-guide touch technology, employing (according to CEO Christer Fahraeus) best-in-class scientists who have been working for years on the algorithms, opto-electronics and opto-mechanics…