PRODUCT FOCUS: Sensacell incorporates LEDs in interactive sensor and lighting system
An LED-based interactive surface senses movement and uses LEDs to provide a visual response.
The system consists of 6 x 6 inch modules that can be assembled into arrays of any size and shape, from a single module to thousands of square feet. Each module has proximity sensors that can detect movement of persons or objects up to 6 inches away through any non-conductive material.
Masamichi Udagawa of Antenna Design, New York, says, "For me, as a designer, the beauty of Sensacell is that it is truly plug and play. I can focus on my design and what it should do without having to think about how to accommodate the technology. It's a very flexible and beautifully simple system."
The S61-49 has a single sensing electrode and 49 LEDs. The 6-inch sensing range and high-density LED array makes it ideal for user interface applications such as through-the-window kiosk control, interactive exhibits and backlit interactive signage applications. The S61-49 can also output proportional “Z axis” data.
The S64-36 has four 3-inch sensing electrodes and four LED pixels; it has a sensing distance of 3 inches. It contains 36 LEDs total. This model is intended for large-scale interactive surface applications.
Fernekes says that the company utilizes contract manufacturers to build its products. "Sensacell is a patented product; our patents cover key aspects of our modular sensor surface technology," he says.