The basic conductive nature of water poses a great challenge to capacitive touch technology. This is aggravated by the
varying salinity of water and the presence of impurities. Water accumulation can occur in a variety of unpredictable
ways, thereby making it even more difficult to handle.
However, after careful study and experimentation, several innovative techniques have been developed to mitigate the
effects of moisture to a great extent. The design recommendations mentioned in this application note will enable the
QTouch design to behave more robustly in moisture conditions. Thus expanding the range of applications in which
Atmel QTouch Technology can be implemented.