Future Electronics Announces the New Multi-Touch Human Interface Device Technology from Grayhill

Released on: December 26, 2013, 3:57 am
Industry: Electronics

Montreal, Quebec, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce new technology from Grayhill which introduces a new way to control imaging equipment.

After decades of the same kinds of controls being used to interact with diagnostic imaging equipment, Grayhill has introduced new technology that offers healthcare professionals the potential to do much more with the images captured by diagnostic imaging equipment.

Through human gestures, touches, and motions, information can now be conveyed with a single device that tells diagnostic imaging equipment how to maneuver and what to do.

Grayhill's new multi-touch human interface devices (MT-HIDs), along with their Instinct software, bring this technology to the world of diagnostic imaging. MT-HIDs are now being integrated with diagnostic imaging equipment to read finger gestures and movements like a Smartphone would.

"An MT-HID tracks finger movements on the touch surface, and a software library is incorporated to interpret the gestures. The sensor data created from the device touchpad is fed to an application or operating system. The software then translates the tracked data into a command," explained Robert Kerner, R&D Manager for Grayhill, Inc.

Kerner continued, "Software can be modified so the equipment designer, and in some cases, healthcare professionals, can determine which gestures will be recognized, and which commands those movements and gestures will trigger. The touchpad device and software can be used to perform a variety of functions, such as image viewing, image rotation and manipulation, menu selection, navigation, and search, depending on how the technology is integrated into diagnostic imaging equipment."

The functions of Grayhill's MT-HIDs are developed utilizing a software development kit (part numbers  T101-DEV1  and  T201-DEV1 ). These design tools provide engineers with a common development platform for prototyping and evaluating different gestures for machine input. In addition, the kits include access to example projects with step-by-step instructions. Each kit is comprised of a mounted MT-HID, a standard USB cable and demo software. The design kits are in stock with immediate availability from Future Electronics.

For more information about Grayhill, T201-DEV1, T101-DEV1,  analog & power, proximity sensing, and medical imaging technology, or to purchase product, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 45 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 44 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

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