TDK just released a new range of haptic actuators based on piezoelectric ceramics with a mechanical elongation amplifier made from titan. They are distributed by Mouser, more information can be found at http://eu.mouser.com/search/refine.aspx?Ntk=P_MarCom&Ntt=115989937
Even years mean Eurohaptics year! This time, Imperial College in London invited The haptics community. As every year, there were exciting works at the conference from all aspects of haptics, find our highlights for the design of task-specific haptic interfaces in this post! Continue reading EuroHaptics 2016
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