Haptics for Wearable, it is all about Low Frequency
Great America Ballroom J
12:05 - 12:30
Of the two broad classes of functionality in a wearable device - sensing and information output (notifications), the information output side has received a lot of attention thanks to the large Taptic engine designed by Apple, into its smart watch. This Taptic engine provides tactile feedback for the different types of notifications but it also occupies over 30% of the area within the watch. The traditional technologies like ERM and LRA and bulky, heavy, rigid and provide one, somewhat annoying buzz. Better solutions are required to provide more effective notifications. It is all about low frequency!
Speaker Biography (Francois Jeanneau)
As a recognized executive in the high-tech space, Francois has spent the last two decades building strategic relationships with leading OEMs and ODMs - increasing revenue and catapulting long-term growth for leading organizations. He has held senior level positions at UPEK, a fingerprint authentication company (ultimately acquired by Apple), and helped increase revenue to $50M+ in less than three years. Most recently, Francois was SVP for Novasentis managing its commercial activities including sales, marketing and business development. Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Sales for Cambrios Technologies, leading sales activities with top tier OEMs. He holds an Engineering Degree from ICAM France and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Company Profile (Novasentis, Inc)
Novasentis Electro-Mechanical Polymer based actuators are thin, light, flexible and provides a wide range of haptic feedback that are mild, pleasing and distinguishable from one another thereby providing a wide range of feedback. Novasentis has over a decade of experience with the technology that is protected by an impressive array of patents. Multiple actuators can be activated independently to create rich and customizable notification effects. Novasentis is working with world class manufacturing partners to get its OEM design wins into production by end of 2016.