Commercial development in haptics has moved in waves. Eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motors dominated the haptics industry from the first rise of haptics in consumer products in the 1990s through to the early 2010s. In 2015, Apple launched its Taptic Engine, driving a significant shift from the incumbent vibration motors toward linear resonant actuators (LRAs) throughout the market. Today, it is seen that LRAs are replacing ERM motors in more spaces, such as in handheld consoles, VR controllers, and many other types of devices, beyond just where it all started in the smartphone. The switch has been so ubiquitous that LRAs can be found in most flagship products of consumer electronics.
Despite the surge in market revenue in 2020 and 2021, the haptics market is expected to experience a slower increase in the next few years due to several factors. Accelerating the market growth needs new technologies and new adoption in more industries. The recent IDTechEx report, "Haptics 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets, and Players
", reveals the biggest challenges, current market landscape, and significant future trends for the haptic market. The report also provides forecasts for the next wave of market growth.
This webinar, in addition to focusing on the future challenges and market drivers, will cover other key findings from IDTechEx's research, including:
- Clarifying the definition and types of haptics
- Use cases of haptics in different industries
- Haptic technology benchmarking
- Analysis of the current market landscape
- Key market challenges in the short-term future
- Key long-term market drivers
- Some key takeaways from IDTechEx forecasts