Maxim Integrated just introduced a new reference design based on the MAX11254, a 24bit, 6-channel Delta-Sigma ADC with programmable amplifer, used to read out four force sensors. With this system, touch events can be detected on a surface, even if gloves are used. Continue reading Force-based touch sensing – Application Demo by Maxim
The 2015 Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium – widely known as WorldHaptics Conference – took place at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL from June 22nd to 25th. Located at the beautiful campus right on Lake Michigan, the conference brought together a lot of the leading haptics researchers from all over the world. Continue reading WorldHaptics2015
Rotary elements are very versatile and often used elements in Human-Machine-Interaction (HMI). Since they are very common in automotive applications, a lot of studies were made by or in cooperation with automotive manufacturers (see for example Reisinger (2009), Reisinger et al. (2006) or Anuguelov (2009)). In the last year, Manuel Kühner published his dissertation “Haptische Unterscheidbarkeit mechanischer Parameter bei rotatorischen Bedienelementen” as addition to the existing studies.
Since a couple of days, Google features selected Android games with haptic feedback in an own category in the GooglePlayStore. Games are based on Immersion’s TouchSense® Engage haptic technology to add tactile effects to mobile games.
UPDATE: There is also an app by Immersion called Haptic Effect Preview that gives a good preview of the TouchSense Haptic Effects library. Be sure to check, whether your device includes the hardware needed in the app – it will work also with other devices, but the quality of the feedback will decrease.
Despite the haptics-specific conferences, there are a couple of conferenes with at least haptic-specific sessions. Especially for the design of task-specific haptic systems, the bi-annual ACTUATOR conference in Bremen, Germany, is one of them.