Founded by Jeff Han in 2006, Perceptive Pixel is dedicated to the research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces.
The company’s hardware and software products enable users to manipulate data through different interface techniques.
‘Perceptive Pixel has developed advanced technologies to enable intuitive multi-user, multi-touch interaction,’ Stefan Gabriel, president, 3M New Ventures, said. ‘This strategic investment will create potential growth opportunities for the 3M Touch Systems business unit, stimulating future innovations in a variety of industries that use multi-touch devices.’
To see Perceptive Pixel multi-touch solutions in action on 3M Projected Capacitive Technology, see the video at http://www.3M.com/touchPPI.
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About Perceptive Pixel
Perceptive Pixel was founded in 2006 by Jeff Han, a recognised leader in the touch technology field, and focuses on the research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces for the knowledge worker. The company’s patent-pending technologies enable users to manipulate complex datasets through intuitive, powerful and visually rich interface techniques. The company’s products are used in broadcast, defense, energy exploration, geo-intelligence, industrial design and medical imaging. The company’s large screen, multi-touch products gained early recognition for transforming the way CNN covered the historic 2008 US Presidential elections. Perceptive Pixel was awarded the 2009 National Design Award from the Smithsonian in the inaugural category of Interaction Design.
Perceptive Pixel is privately held and headquartered in NYC with offices in DC, Portland, and Palo Alto. For more information, visit www.perceptivepixel.com.
About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and is part of the 3M Electro & Communication business, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
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