Synaptics’ tablet prototype with rear touchpad can tell which hand you’re using to hold it

Synaptics’ tablet prototype with rear touchpad can tell which hand you’re using to hold it

Much of what we’ve seen at Synaptics so far has been based on responding to manufacturers’ increasingly thin designs, a laudable project that’s nonetheless at a pretty early stage. The Sensa tablet, an Android-based reference design that the company tells us was taken from its development labs only a few days before CES, is meant to compensate for increasingly thin tablet bezels like those on the iPad mini with an advanced kind of thumb rejection. The design puts a large touchpad on the back of the tablet, allowing it to detect individual fingers when you hold it. From there, it can extrapolate where a thumb would logically go on the front of the tablet and reject touch in the area around it

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Synaptics’ tablet prototype with rear touchpad can tell which hand you’re using to hold it

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