Touch-sensitive surfaces have become ubiquitous in our modern world. Although touchpads made their debut in the early 1980s as a mouse replacement for portable computers, it wasn’t until the advent of the iPhone that touchscreens captured the imagination of consumer electronics device manufacturers and the world at large.
The smart phone has transformed how consumers expect to interact with products across markets, from automobile consoles to automated ordering systems at fast food restaurants.The same transformation impacts home appliance displays and interfaces. Engineers have improved the functionality and design of digital displays substantially since the first smart fridge debuted in 2000 with a price tag equal to a sedan.
Add to favorites Google looks to be gearing up for a major push to incorporate more haptics – electronically generated tactile sensations – into its hardware, inking a multi-year agreement with “touch feedback” specialist Immersion Corporation last week, days after winning regulatory approval for its touchless tech control project Soli.
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How to Radically Impact the Mobile Experience with Haptics
Most mobile applications are developed primarily around the visual experience. In some cases, the developer may have integrated audio as well. As end users, our senses of sight and hearing are well attended to in an effort to bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world. However, notoriously left behind is our sense of touch, perhaps the most fundamental sense, and the one first developed while still in the womb.
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A few weeks ago, I took a class at Sephora on how to apply foundation-a life skill I failed to acquire in seventh grade probably because I had my oily nose buried in a book.
The promise of 5G networks is already propelling innovators to design new modes of communication. From remote robotic surgery to ultra-responsive autonomous cars, the 5G network leans into a world of higher reliability and lower latency. In this episode, we talk to experts revolutionizing the way we transfer skills via the technology of touch. We’ll also hear from a Fidelity expert on how this move to the fifth generation will effect a fundamental building block in the tech industry. This is The Future According To Now, a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, and Fidelity Investments, with production support from At Will Media.
I’ve been using a pre-production version of the unfortunately named LG V30S ThinQ since Mobile World Congress last month. I didn’t spend more than a few minutes with the near-identical original V30, so it feels like a brand new phone to me, and I mostly really like it.
Add to favorites “Haptics”. To the uninitiated, the very word sounds like something from a novel by cyberpunk doyen William Gibson. (“They didn’t think Flynne’s brother had PTSD, but that sometimes the haptics glitched him”, runs the first sentence in his recent book The Peripheral).
by Autocar Pro News Desk Mar 09, 2018 Bosch has entered into a deal with Immersion Corporation for access into Immersion’s patented haptic technology. Immersion Corporation, a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has announced that it has signed a multi-year license agreement with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, providing Bosch with access to its patented haptic technology for use in Bosch’s automotive solutions.
Bosch plans to incorporate Immersion’s haptics technology in automotive applications. Immersion Corp., a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has signed a multi-year license agreement with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. The deal provides Bosch with access to Immersion’s patented haptic technology for use in its automotive solutions.