TrueTouch technology by Cypress Semiconductor just got much better. The technology will allow a device to sense when a finger (or fingers) is hovering over the display. It will know not only that the finger is there but at what distance it is from the screen and can distinguish between hover and touch. The applications for this are very cool. The most obvious application for hover technology on a touch screen device is the mouse over.
On a device with a relatively small screen this application could magnify sections of the screen which are hovered over. Or bring up more information relative to an image or headline which is being hovered over. By adding mouseover features to a touch screen it will improve the user interface and create the familiar web browsing experience for smaller touch screen devices.
Cypress Semiconductor is hoping to have the technology in customers hands in a few months.
Watch the video above to get an idea of how this technology will take touch screen devices to the next level.