Ultrahaptics Limited

Ultrahaptics Limited

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Ultrahaptics is the world's leading touchless haptics company. The company has developed a unique technology that enables users to receive tactile feedback without needing to wear or touch anything. The technology uses ultrasound to project sensations through the air and directly onto the user. Users can 'feel' touchless buttons get feedback for mid-air gestures or interact with virtual objects.
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2019
28 Oct

Varjo Announces Two New Human-Eye Resolution HMDs

Varjo Technologies announced it has doubled its product line offerings with two new state-of-the-art VR headsets - the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. These two new products (in addition to the VR-1 and XR-1) are part of Varjo's 'Resolution Revolution', a product line committed to delivering human eye-resolution (over 60 PPD) and fidelity to the most demanding sectors of the professional market.
16 Oct

Varjo Announces Two New Human-Eye Resolution HMDs

Varjo announces two new human-eye resolution HMDs for professional VR, incorporating support for Steam VR content at industry's highest fidelity and integrated hand tracking.
30 May

Ultrahaptics acquire Leap Motion for a reported $30m

Ultrahaptics announced the acquisition of Leap Motion on May 30th 2019, for a reported $30m. This brings Leap Motion's prominent and popular hand tracking technique alongside Ultrahaptics' contactless haptic feedback technique. The two technologies have inherent synergy, with the haptic feedback systems capable of being configured based on hand tracking for the user.
2018
15 Nov

Using Ultrasound To Enable Touch In The Digital World

Ultrahaptics, United States
26 Jan

Haptics at CES 2018

Major themes from the show illustrated through 11 company interviews with leading players.
24 Jan

Ultrahaptics

IDTechEx were invited to try the demonstrations at Ultrahaptics' impressive booth at CES 2018. We spoke with Heather Macdonald Tait and CTO, Tom Carter, as well as partners from Meta, Zerolight and IGT at their booth.
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24 Jan

Metasonics

Metasonics have developed several technologies using ultrasound that could be relevant to the consumer market.
8 Jan

Ultrahaptics' mid-air haptic technology commercialised

Ultrahaptics has signed an agreement with global gaming leader IGT to supply its mid-air haptic feedback solution for implementation in IGT's TRUE 4D™ games on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet.
2017
16 Nov

Using Ultrasound To Enable Touch in the Digital World

Ultrahaptics, United States
18 Oct

Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.
5 Oct

Hanyang University - Ultrasonic haptics

The work described by this group from Hanyang University is along the same lines as that being actively commercialised by UK-based Ultrahaptics. However, they are likely to be many years behind the point at which they could be considered a realistic commercial competitor of any kind.
13 Sep

Wearable Sensors 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets & Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
13 Jul

Immersion vs. Fitbit: Everything you need to know in 7 charts

Earlier this week, Immersion Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Fitbit. This is in addition to an existing lawsuit they have against Apple, also relating to the infringement of their patents in haptics, user interfaces and human-machine interfaces. In this article, James Hayward describes the background to these lawsuits within the broader context of the haptics industry.
28 Apr

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2017-2027: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
2016
11 Feb

More players getting into touch with emerging haptics

As CES passed for another year we saw another wave of announcements and demonstrations without the topic reaching the limelight it will soon command.
2015
15 Jun

Ultrahaptics

Ultrahaptics are a UK startup developing projected ultrasonic haptic actuators. Their solution enables touchless haptic feedback, using arrays of ultrasonic speakers to generate sound wave fields that can be felt by the user.
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