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TMCNet:  Canopy Co. to Launch New 'Variable Pressure' Smartphone Interface Technology at 2014 International CES

[January 06, 2014]

Canopy Co. to Launch New 'Variable Pressure' Smartphone Interface Technology at 2014 International CES

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

Canopy (www.canopyco.com) announced today a new iPhone (News - Alert)® case featuring "variable pressure technology" that will revolutionize the way people interact with apps on smartphones. The new SensusTM App-Enhancing Case expands the user interface from the front screen to the sides and entire back of the iPhone. Canopy's team is demonstrating the product to the global technology community at International CES (News - Alert) here, January 7-10, 2014.

"Our new variable pressure technology provides developers and users alike with multiple input methods they've never before experienced," said Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard, Canopy cofounder and CEO. "It gives interaction with apps an entirely new variable and dimension."

Pressure-Sensitive Sensor Technology

The new mobile device case, initially for the iPhone® 5/5S, detects the level of pressure the user is applying with each touch and uses that data to identify user intent and significantly enhance the usability and interactivity of mobile apps.

"It adds analog data to your touch," said Joel Stewart, Canopy VP of Engineering. "Beyond its application for games and productivity apps, it truly is a life-changing technology that extends into the accessibility market. Apple's (News - Alert) devices have had a profound impact on the visually impaired, and the Sensus case enhances iOS with additional ways to control zooming, navigation, and more." He added that Sensus developer kits are now shipping to the company's large, growing community of approved developers.

How to Find Canopy at CES

The company's booth number is MP40023 in the LVH Meeting Place, LVH Paradise Event Center. Canopy is also showing its new product at Showstoppers CES (for registered press only) on Tuesday, January 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at The Wynn, Lafite Ballroom.

About Canopy

Canopy (www.canopyco.com), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, is a technology innovation company made up of a dedicated and inspired team of people devoted to creating technologies that simply make life better. Canopy's latest product is Sensus, the world's first smartphone case that transforms the back and sides of your phone into a useable surface using variable pressure sensitivity. More about the Sensus "App-Enhancing Case" can be found at www.getsensus.com. The company's online press kit is available at www.canopyco.com/press.


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