In-mold electronics gets human touch

As printed electronics become integrated into industrial and commercial products and solutions, the term ‘printed electronics’ is now mainstream. While leveraging printed electronics, e₂ip technologies, has been working in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to advance the material science and manufacturing of In-Mold Electronics and with the Communication Research Centre of […]

Versatile Human Machine Interface Solutions for Diverse Transportation Needs

The transportation industry is full of complex and evolving challenges that can only be met through the union of holistic design and innovative technology. This is true for everything from small components to entire systems, but this need is drawn into relief at the interaction point between users and vehicle systems. The human-machine interface (HMI) […]

Human Machine Interfaces for Military Applications

User Experience in Defense Industry Applications In order to be prepared for anything, military equipment requires a ruggedized design that can withstand extreme conditions. More importantly, it must have an interface that facilitates the actions required of personnel. For personnel on the ground, actions and reaction times can literally have life-or-death consequences. Because the success […]

Advanced Human Machine Interfaces: Elevating the Airline Passenger Experience

The human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in an aircraft do more than relay information. They connect passengers to the crew and the crew to the aircraft. The right design and implementation of HMIs create the foundation for an optimal experience.  The passenger experience is one of the most important factors in designing an onboard human-machine interface, but […]

Industrial Operations and the Competitive Edge: Customized Human Machine Interfaces

Highly functional human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are an essential part of modern industrial operations. They are required to effectively execute and manage complex processes. However, the smoothest operations flow requires the right design and integration. Across industries, the technology used for mission-critical applications must be able to not only withstand the rigours of harsh environments but […]

Everything You Need To Know About Membrane Switches

What are Membrane Switches? A membrane switch is a user interface device that is made up of several layers and used as a switch to turn a device on or off. Unlike mechanical switches, which are generally constructed with copper and plastics, membrane switches are printed circuits on film. How do Membrane Switches Work? The […]

The Benefits Of HMI Systems In The Medical Industry

A Human Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface that allows humans to operate controllers for machines, systems, or instruments. Some HMI systems convert data into readable visual representations. In the medical industry, HMI systems are particularly important and can help speed up recovery, improve patient monitoring, and even save lives. 4 main reasons why […]

Printed Lighting Solutions: A Promising And Flexible Technology

Printed lighting solutions unite two worlds: printing and technology. These flexible, versatile, and durable products are used in organizations worldwide. The advantages of printed lighting solutions are myriad, ranging from improved performance to flexibility, and to a low ecological footprint. Definition Printed lights are like light bulbs in the shape of paper: thin, flat, and […]

Why You Should Switch To A PTC Printed Heater

About PTC Heaters Conventional heaters can be heavy to transport, take up space, and often fail because of faulty wires or coils. A solution, using printed electronics has been developed to account for these deficiencies. PTC printed heaters are now widely used  in various industries to deliver heat in a more efficient way What Is […]

What You Need To Know About Tactile And Non-Tactile Membrane Switches

All about membrane switches The first real membrane switches came to market in the early 1980s. But like many innovations, when they were first introduced they were believed to be less efficient. Material was brittle and they were considered a cheap solution because the switch and keyboard didn’t cost very much to manufacture. However, membrane […]