Haptic Technology Comes Up As an Extraordinary Weapon for Manufacturers in Enhancing User Experience
Posted On October 17, 2020
Haptic technology has been used in a wide array of products to enhance a standard user interface. A device becomes a friendly and enjoyable commodity with a convenient and immersive experience offered by the integration of this technology. Therefore, it has been embedded extensively in numerous devices. Market players have taken advantage of the advancement of technology and started developing new tools to offer people a better experience. Researchers have shifted their focus to introducing a device that would assist visually impaired people in getting information without the need to touch a surface. Moreover, leading market players have introduced a brand new chain of products to improve user experience. The Global Haptic Technology Market is gaining momentum as the necessity to eliminate touch heightened with the coronavirus outbreak.
Haptic Technology and Its Several Advantages
Offering better experience and convenience to visually impaired people is the base of innovation among leading market players. Haptic technology has been invented to give visually impaired people a sensation to read Braille without the need to touch any surface. A device called HaptiRead has been designed by a group of researchers hailing from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. This device help simulate the physical sensations. The strategic use of ultrasound waves to make the blind people feel the sensations is done impressively. The device has utilized approximately 256 ultrasound transducers for the purpose of sending ultrasound waves in the direction of the user.
The waves are sent in the shape of Braille characters with the aid of programming software. The onset of COVID-19 pandemic made everyone feel conscious regarding physical contact in public places. HaptiRead would help provide a better substitute at touchscreen displays, especially at public places. For example, people can select a product from the nearest vending machine without having to touch the screen.
To boost user experience, haptic technology has been developed by the manufacturers using mixed-signal processing, low-power, and low-latency. Cirrus Logic introduced more efficient, more robust, and sleeker innovative products that accommodate less number of mechanical controls to offer immersive and convenient experience. These products are made by incorporation of digital signal processors, boost converters, and haptic drivers.