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The Future of Touch

by Artem Alekseenko

A research team at UC Santa Barbara has discovered a new phenomenon that underlies emerging holographic haptic displays, and could lead to the creation of more compelling virtual reality experiences. The team’s findings are …

Tags:Haptics| Holographic Displays| research| Touch

Links Week Ending 9th September 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the end of this week. There are a lot as I was so …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Aviation| Cameras| Cinema| Cloud Gaming| Contact Lens Display| Desktop Monitors| | Financial Data| Haptics| Investment| LC Materials (Liquid Crystal)| LG Electronics (LGE)| Market Data| MMD (AOC Philips)| Optics| PlayStation| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Samsung| sony| Virtual Reality

Lenovo invests in trackpad startup Sensel

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Last month, Sensel which is developing haptic touchpads, said that it has raised $18.8 million in a series B funding round that brings its total funding to date up to $57 …

Tags:Haptics| Investment| Lenovo| Touch Market

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A group at Saarland University is using thin silicon films to give haptic feedback to touch displays. The 50 micron film can change shape to simulate a button or key on …

Tags:Haptics| Touch

Research Team Develop ‘Mouth Haptics’

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A group from Carnegie Mellon University that looks at ‘Future Interfaces’ has developed a system that delivers ‘mouth-centred haptics’. The system uses beamed ultrasound to simulate various different sensations in the …

Tags:Haptics| R&D (Research & Development)| Virtual Reality

Sensel says your laptop might come with a haptic touchpad.

by Bob Raikes

What They Say An article in ‘Digital Trends’ highlighted how Sensel is working to create haptic solutions for notebook touchpads. Although notebook makers are interested in having such a feature, it can be expensive …

Tags:Haptics| Microsoft| Notebooks| Touch

Surface Haptic Technology is Being Applied to Flexible AMOLEDs

by Arthur Berman

A recent press release by Tanvas, Inc. (Chicago, IL), a developer of surface haptic technology, announced the results of a collaboration with “one of the world’s leading display suppliers.” The product of the collaboration …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Haptics| Touch

Tanvas Video Shows a Haptic-enabled Flexible AMOLED

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Haptic technology supplier, Tanvas of the US, posted a series of videos showing its haptic technology demonstrated on a flexible OLED. The 12.1″ display uses Tanvas PET film-based touch and haptic …

Tags:Automotive| Haptics| Touch Market

Fine haptics in an industrial environment

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Invidis reported that Distec and Tanvas have announced a display that has ‘fine surface haptics’ based on electroadhesion. According to Distec, previous technologies for haptic feedback on touchscreens, such as electromechanical …


Ultraleap Launches its Fifth-generation Hand Tracking Platform

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Ultraleap (the merged company from Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion) put out a press release that highlighted how the firm’s technology for finger tracking can be used to create a ‘touchless’ touch …

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