Senseg Is Haptics Re-Imagined and Realized
Senseg patented solution creates a sophisticated sensation of touch using Coloumb’s force, the principle of attraction between electrical charges. By passing an ultra-low electrical current into the insulated electrode, Senseg’s Tixel™, the proprietary charge driver can create a small attractive force to finger skin. By modulating this attractive force a variety of sensations can be generated, from textured surfaces and edges to vibrations and more.
Unlike effects created by mechanical vibration and piezo solutions, Senseg is silent. With Senseg application developers have precise control of the location and type of effect users experience. What’s more, Senseg technology scales from touch pads, smart phones and tablets to the largest touch screens without increasing manufacturing complexity.
Senseg’s solution is comprised of three core elements:
- Senseg’s unique Tixel technology that activates the touch screen for electrostatic vibration;
- Senseg’s electronics module; and
- Senseg software that manages effects in applications.
The Senseg Tixel™
The Tixel is the means by which Senseg’s technology transmits electro-tactile stimulus. It is an ultra-thin durable coating on the touch interface that outputs tactile effects. Senseg’s patented Tixel can be applied to almost any surface, flat or curved, hard or soft, transparent or opaque. Because there are no moving parts in Senseg’s solution it can scale to almost any size of device. Moreover, with no mechanical inertia Senseg tactile response is immediate.
The patent pending Senseg electronics module includes Senseg’s IC. It manages electrical signals sent to the Tixel surface. Senseg electronics modulate the signal for varied intensities of tactile sensation, types of tactile effects and provides accurate spatial resolution over the entire Tixel surface area. With low power operability and no moving parts, the Senseg electronics module is safe and reliable for the lifetime of a device.
Senseg’s software is a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) including application development interfaces (APIs) and an effects library that enables software developers to easily enhance their products with tactile effects. Senseg’s SDK is designed for operating system portability. Senseg will deploy its software for OEM-targeted operating systems to support their product objectives.