This idea depends on how much space here is available in the bottom of the bezel.
As I don’t have access to it yet, this idea needs some reseach/info.
About 5 years ago, Neonode Airbar was a thing.
With the bar being fairly flat, I got the following idea:
- Integrate the Airbar tech in the bezel, creating a quick-install “touchscreen” bezel.
Looking at all the photo’s I can find, it seems the display controlboard might be obstructing.
But if there can be enough room for Airbar and display controller after some reshuffling; it would still be a feasible idea to bring a form of touch to the Framework, but needing a new compatible display.
For integration it would connect to the mainboard touchscreen connector, not USB.
For powersaving there could be a (touch sensitive) power switch to toggle the bar on/off.
Neonode currently only does B2B for their tech, still making it able for Framework.