Multi-material demos

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Since its first days, haptic technology has been developed on glass surfaces, mainly smartphone or tablet type screens. Since January 2019, the entire team is proud to present an exclusive multi-material haptic technology. After having developed haptics on glass, today hap2U deploys haptics on wood, plastic and metal!

Haptics, so obvious for screens

To fully understand this revolution, let’s put the screen into context. As a first disruptive innovation, it became a central player: screens are the support that increase our daily lives, and the interfaces that connect us to the world.
In 2019, touchscreen became the standard. A new product with a control screen can’t be launched without being entirely directed with the finger: camera, car, hob, watch, etc.
Moreover, HD haptic technology is obvious in the evolution of the user relationship to the screens. Still confidential yesterday, reserved to scientific community and confined to business models like start-up, it’s on the eve of its entry into our daily lives.

Beyond the screens!

So why limit emotions to screens? So why not think haptic in a bigger scale? At Hap2u we see haptic as a universal technology. And it’s clearly the promise held with our multi-material demos, the promise that haptics can be integrated in all uses of our daily life!
Tomorrow, haptics is no longer a project for mobile phone, video games or ceramic hob, but a technology that will allow everyone to establish a true tactile dialogue with his environment!
Tomorrow, haptics invents itself on the plastic armrests of your car, fits into the design foot of your wooden lamp, secures a medical device, brings your company or your product into accessibility for visually impaired people … the applications are endless. As the saying goes, the only limit is our imagination!

Haptics, a new encounter with our emotions

Thus, the Hap2u haptic technology is truly the missing link between the tactile application and our emotions, the innovation that allows the support to interact in a sensitive way with humans, to offer feedback to the user. It creates a new man-machine dimension, sublimating our relationship to surfaces, integrating concretely and completely the sense of touch to the user experience.

Will haptic feedback be the new sixth sense?

Hap2U at Eurohaptics 2018

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Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago I was with Matthieu at Eurohaptics, a major international conference on haptic technology.

Ultrasonic technology was a very popular topic, with 3 nominated to conference award, and 1 awarded as best student paper.

 

Here are 5 papers presented during the event:

– Overcoming fingertip friction variability with surface haptics force-feedback
Authors: Nicolas Huloux, Jocelyn Monnoyer, Marc Boyron, Michael Wiertlewski

– Analysis of Ultrasound Radiation and Proposal of Design Criteria in Ultrasonic Haptic Display for Practical Applications
Authors: Kiyoshi Taninaka, Akinori Miyamoto, Yuichi Kamata, Yasuhiro Endo, Yoshihiro Mizuno

– Harmonious textures: The perceptual dimensions of synthetic sinusoidal gratings
Authors: Corentin Bernard, Jocelyn Monnoyer, Michael Wiertlewski

– Travelling Ultrasonic Wave Enhances Keyclick Sensation
Authors: David Gueorguiev, Anis Kaci, Michel Amberg, Frédéric Giraud, Betty Semail

– Exploring Fingers’ Limitation of Texture Density Perception on Ultrasonic Haptic Displays
Authors: Farzan Kalantari, David Gueorguiev, Edward Lank, Nicolas Bremard, Laurent Grisoni

 

For the first time, we presented the Xplore Touch to the scientific community, and we got very good feedback! The Xplore Touch is the only programmable haptic surface available on the market, with a great tools suite. The tools delivered with the Xplore Touch, the API & Haptic Creation Tool, met the expectations of the researchers.

It was the perfect occasion to better understand how people perceive haptic feedback, how to improve it, and how hap2U can improve performance of our developement kit.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Baptiste