Printed capacitive sensors
TECHNICAL SERVICE
CENTI - Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materi
CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials is a private non-profit R&D institute located in the north of Portugal. It is an Institute of New Technologies with a multi-sectoral orientation that promotes activities of Research, Technological Development, Innovation, and Engineering in the fields of smart and functional materials and systems.
Consumer electronics
[ASSEMBLY] Other
[TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR SCALE UP] Product and manufacturing demonstration
Manufacturing
Integrated Smart Systems
Development and optimization of capacitive sensors printed into flexible substrates. The sensors can be printed using sheet to sheet or roll to roll screen printing equipments in different types of substrates. The sensors can be used to detect the proximity of a finger, hand or objects.

Field application: Can be integrated in different types of devices such as car interiors (textiles or injected moulded components), domestic appliances, wearables or medical devices;   

Product Feature: printed directly into different types of substrates, flexible and with very low thickness can be easily used for many applications.

Added value: can replace conventional mechanical touch sensors, requiring only proximity for actuation;