Zytronic's touch sensing solutions, based on its proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology, have been incorporated into a large scale deployment of information terminals within the Moscow health care system, according to a company announcement. The company, which provides technologies to optimize the performance of electronic display applications, announced that it supplied systems integrator Infomatika with touch sensors for the project through the efforts of the company's Russian sales partner, Elatec.
The Infomatika terminals are designed to allow patients to carry out various tasks themselves, such as visit registration, updating personal data or booking appointments at doctors' surgeries and hospitals. Each unit has a large, portrait-mounted 23.6-inch touch-enabled display, which has been designed to provide users with clear, easily accessible information. To date, 1,500 terminals have been installed in health care locations within Moscow's metropolitan area, with another 700 terminals already installed for several other projects.
A custom ZYBRID touch sensor was developed for the patient kiosk. Infomatika mounted the screens to operate through a 6 mm-thick tempered overlay, creating an edge-to-edge flat-fronted design for easy cleaning and to guard against wear and tear.
"Infomatika had very specific requirements for the touch sensors that would be incorporated into these terminals," Zytronic Sales and Marketing Director Ian Crosby said in the announcement. "They needed to have a large format, be mechanically tough and support a bezel-free design. Also, due to the application and the unique styling, the company wanted a touch sensor solution that could be operated through a thick, tempered overlay."