Human Interaction

Solving Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

Forward Innovation

BeBop Sensors technology is inspiring innovation and disrupting the way humans interact with their devices.  Using BeBop’s patented Intelligent Sensing Technologies (IST), you can transform any surface, flat or curved, into a touch surface that naturally blends into its environment.

Create new interactions for improved look, feel, and user experience by replacing traditional input mechanisms like buttons, knobs, and switches.  With BeBop’s responsive, high resolution system you can now turn touches into programmable inputs.

Note Touch
Reference Design

The BeBop Sensors Note Touch reference design offers technical teams and managers a device and software toolkit to experience and build with BeBop’s patented IST. Inspire innovation for new and existing products, shorten development cycles, lower product costs, and accelerate time to market. Whether you are making new device input forms for smartwatches, earbuds, and other wearables, or surfaces for control interfaces, we have a solution for you.

The Note Touch is a flexible, thin, lightweight sensing array that demonstrates the ability to detect touches and 3D pressure for familiar gestures like taps, swipes, rotations, multi-touch and hard or long presses. An SDK and the included BeBop Visualizer application offers the ability to view real-time data and connect our gestures to actions of your choice. Whatever your specific requirements, our experienced team will work with you to bring your unique vision to life.

Image Note Touch Reference Design – Sensor array measures approximately 100 mm x 100 mm; 125 mm x 200 mm including electronics.
Image Note Touch and visualizer. Recorded pressures created from three fingers on a curved surface.

Note Touch
Benefits

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Inspire Innovation

Bring new ideas to market or disrupt a current product offering with next gen Intelligent Sensing Technology

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Time to Market

Shorten your development cycle, lower your costs, and accelerate your time to market

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Invisible Interface

Reduce required real-estate and turn any flat or curved surface into a touch surface, naturally blending into its environment

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Improve Reliability

Reduce failures from traditional buttons, switches, and knobs

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Design Flexibility

Freedom to create aesthetics to fit unlimited interface requirements

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User Experience

Create new interactions with programmable touch surfaces

Note Touch Key Features

  • Flexible, thin, light-weight design
  • Support for flat and curved surfaces
  • Ability to view, interpret, and analyze real-time data
  • Customizable to user requirements, including form factor, gesture support, and AI/ML for insights and recommendations

  • Offers high sensitivity touch and force interaction detection
  • Gesture recognition for taps, swipes, rotations, multi-touch, hard/long presses, and more
  • Allows for integration into many configurations, including sensing touches underneath materials and thicknesses of choice

Note Touch Specifications

Hardware

  • 16×16 sensor flexible array (256-individual sensor array)
  • 100 mm x 100 mm x 0.6 mm sensing zone 
  • 125 mm x  200 mm x 5 mm max dimensions (including electronics)
  • Place within, below, or atop any flat or curved surface
  • 1800 mm USB A connector, integrated into board
  • Low latency, high throughput data streams – 60 Hz real-time raw data stream with 12-bit resolution
  • USB 2.0 or higher for wired only connections; Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (BLE) via connected Raspberry Pi v4

SDK

  • APIs for real-time raw data streams across multiple platforms
  • Gesture APIs for multi-touch, with touchpoint location (X,Y), and 3D pressure (Z)
  • Sample code for popular development environments such as C++, C#, Python, and Unity

Platforms

  • Windows 10 or later
  • MacOS Catalina (v. 10.15.7) or later
  • Raspberry Pi OS on Raspberry Pi V4
  • Ubuntu OS v 19.04 or later

Software

  • Visualization and data toolkit displays real-time raw data from touch based interactions with customizable response settings
  • Streaming 3D animated view, 2D tracer view with tracking centroid

Developer