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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.