Every two years there is the Actuator Conference in Bremen. The main topic of the conference are small actuators for all kinds of application – and of course also for haptic applications.
The selection of a suitable motor for a (vibro-)tactile application can be tiresome because of the variety of componentes and the mostly quite minimalistic datasheets. However, there are exeptions…
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
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.