The 3D Gesture Reference Design is a solution that can detect the position (x, y and z coordinates) of a hand in space using Renesas' capacitive touch solution. The position of a hand up to 200mm above a panel surface is converted to x, y and z coordinates. Moreover, since sensing of coordinate data can be carried out at high speed, gestures (up and down, right and left, and front and behind) and simple pattern recognition can be used to operate a device.

This Reference Design is a solution combines multiple capacitive proximity sensors to detect hand gestures such as holding for a certain period of time or moving a hand over from the electrode to other electrode for realizing simplified gesture operations.

Features

  • Based on Renesas' high sensitivity, noise-tolerant capacitive touch solution
  • Recognize the position of a hand up to 200mm above a sensor
  • Up to 1mm accuracy
  • High noise tolerance and works with shielding
  • Sensing can be carried out with any nonconducting material - thus can be embedded inside a wall, etc.
  • Realize system control and gesture operation for your product using a high-performance, low power 32-bit microcontroller and touch IP
  • Also possible to use gestures in combination with touch buttons
  • Support for IEC 61000 4-3 and IEC 61000 4-6 Level 3 Class B*
    *Class B: No false detection when there is no object nearby in a noisy environment.

Can gesture recognition be used with infrared (pyroelectric sensor), sound wave devices, or cameras?

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3D Gesture Solution

Suggested Touch-Free User Interfaces

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Suggested Touch-Free User Interfaces

Hardware Configuration

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3D Gesture Reference Design Hardware Configuration

Hardware Information

Reference Design Application Notes Gerber Data
3D Standard Version (160mm) RX231 CTSU Application Example: 3D Gesture Demo Set (Hardware) (PDF | English, 日本語) 3D Gesture Reference Design Standard Version Gerber Data (ZIP | English, 日本語)
3D Small Version (80mm) RX130 CTSU Application Example: 3D Gesture Demo Set Small version (Hardware) (PDF | English, 日本語) 3D Gesture Reference Design Small Version Gerber Data (ZIP | English, 日本語)
3D Slim Version (100mm) RX130 To be released in early May 3D Gesture Reference Design Slim Version Gerber Data (ZIP | English, 日本語)
2D Gesture (300*50mm) RX130 To be released in early May 2D Gesture Reference Design Gerber Data (ZIP | English, 日本語)

Software Configuration

RX Firmware Contents Code Size
3D Standard version (160mm) RX231
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Gesture recognition binary code
Coordinate detection middleware
Touch API
ROM: 34.2 KB
RAM: 5.8 KB
3D Small version (80mm) RX130
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Gesture recognition binary code
Coordinate detection middleware
Touch API
ROM: 27.4 KB
RAM: 4.8 KB
3D Slim version (100mm) RX130
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Gesture recognition binary code
Coordinate detection middleware
Touch API
ROM: 27.3 KB
RAM: 4.9 KB
2D Gesture (300*50mm) RX130
CTSU 2D Gesture Reference Design Demo Set Sample Software (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Sample Program
Touch API
ROM: 38.8 KB
RAM: 3.8 KB

*Gesture recognition, coordinate detection middleware is the same except electrode placement, USB presence/absence etc.

PC Software Contents Code Size
3D Monitor Tool
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Evaluation Tool '3D Monitor' (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Three-dimensional coordinates, gesture motion, electrode sensitivity, etc. can be evaluated
Executable EXE file
2D Monitor Tool
CTSU 2D Gesture reference Design Evaluation Tool 2D Monitor"" (ZIP | English, 日本語)
Simplified gesture operation, electrode sensitivity, etc. can be evaluated.
Executable EXE file

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
Workbench6 V1.07.00 User's Manual 日本語 Manual PDF 9.07 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
CTSU Application Example: 3D Gesture Demo Set Small version (Hardware) 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.42 MB
- CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Evaluation Tool '3D Monitor' 日本語 Application Note PDF 979 KB
- CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 842 KB
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 842 KB
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Evaluation Tool '3D Monitor' 日本語 Application Note PDF 979 KB
CTSU Application Example: 3D Gesture Demo Set (Hardware) 日本語 Application Note PDF 3.91 MB
Downloads
CTSU 2D Gesture reference Design Evaluation Tool 2D Monitor"" 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 894 KB
CTSU 2D Gesture Reference Design Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 340 KB
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 368 KB
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Evaluation Tool '3D Monitor' 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.04 MB
CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.96 MB
- CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Sample Software 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.96 MB
- CTSU 3D Gesture Demo Set Evaluation Tool '3D Monitor' 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.04 MB
Other
3D Gesture Reference Design Slim Version Gerber Data 日本語 Software & Tools - Others ZIP 106 KB
2D Gesture Reference Design Gerber Data 日本語 Software & Tools - Others ZIP 46 KB
3D Gesture Reference Design Small Version Gerber Data 日本語 Software & Tools - Others ZIP 194 KB
3D Gesture Reference Design Standard Version Gerber Data 日本語 Software & Tools - Others ZIP 474 KB