Not by default. You can use multiple sensor modules simultaneously and configure them to map accordingly onto a screen, but they will not work as one unified device. Each Touch Sensor Module is recognized as an independent input touch device by the host, and each sensor module will therefore register touches independently. This means that if someone would preform a swipe gesture from one sensor module's Touch Active Area (TAA) into another's, the gestures would be interrupted. Also, please note that if you would have two sensor module's TAA overlapping each other, they would report two touches (one from each sensor) with different IDs in the overlapping area. Since the Touch Sensor Modules are independent, the reflective light from a touch object can only be detected, and registered for each device, meaning that they are not programmed to react on other devices Data Ready.
If you want to cover a larger area with multiple sensors, we recommend a solution similar to Selective Touch Area.
Some ways to mask multiple sensors as one:
- If you are crafty, it is possible to create a controller (or driver) that makes the computer recognize all sensors as one. By creating a controller, you could have two sensor modules positioned right beside each other, recognized as one unit by configuring the touch messages. The Touch Sensor Module is communicating directly with the OS. By adding a controller - the data from each device would get processed and thereafter sent to the computer, masking as one device.
- Another way is to use our Multi-Sensor Example Application with Raspberry Pi.
Please contact Neonode Support team for further information.
Neonode Support Team