SLAA877 December 2018 MSP430FR2633
Capacitive touch human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are becoming more common as a replacement for traditional mechanical button or keypad interfaces in products ranging from appliances to personal electronics . Capacitive touch interfaces enable products to be developed with sleeker designs, enhanced user experience, lower cost, and improved product reliability. Incorporating gesture software algorithms with a product's user interface can, for example, transform a simple capacitive touch wheel into a multi-function user interface with multiple tap zones and swipe or slide gestures for controlling various application functions or features. Choosing to incorporate gesture software algorithms with traditional capacitive touch sensors opens up new opportunities for product design flexibility and functionality.