• Canatu’s films are stretchable, conductive, and formable, which means they can be used to add touch sensors to areas where physical buttons or controls would be difficult to place – on wristbands, for example. The sensors can be repeatedly flexed or bent across tight curves without any significant effect on their electrical conductivity, and the sensors can detect up to 10 touches simultaneously.
  • Now the company, which has 150 patents and released its first CNB film in 2013, is launching a touch-responsive film that can be stretched to cover virtually any 3D shape.
  • According to the company, more than 40 companies are currently working with its materials, testing them and preparing for mass production. The first wearable devices using CNB films for touch sensors, such as fitness trackers, are scheduled to be released next spring – but the company won’t say any more than that.

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