Sharp's sensitive 70-inch LCD responds to brushstrokes

Capacitive touch panels are getting closer to paper or canvas in sensitivity

  • Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype screen embedded with a transparent NFC antenna that processes payment when touched with an NFC-equipped card. It could be used as a point of purchase in cash register or vending machine screens.

  • Sharp on Tuesday showed off touch panels that provide an experience that's close to working with pen and paper, even with large screens. At a demonstration at its Tokyo headquarters, staffers used a long calligraphy brush with capacitive fibers to write on a 70-inch LCD screen. The Chinese characters here read "Haru ichiban" (first gale of spring).

  • Sharp on Tuesday showed off an update to its Free Form Display, announced last year as a prototype in-vehicle screen with curved sides, with an arched top that has a touch sensor along the edge.

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