Touching the invisible: the emerging field of ultrasonic mid-air haptics

by | Nov 14, 2018 | Seminar Talks

Speaker: Orestis Georgiou, Ultrahaptics, Bristol

Title: Touching the invisible: the emerging field of ultrasonic mid-air haptics

Abstract: Gesture-based control interfaces are becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. We use gestures to interact with our appliances, smartphones, electronic devices and, more recently, virtual and augmented environments. The availability of these solutions has been made possible by a new generation of camera tracking devices. One drawback of gesture-based interfaces is their lack of physicality, feedback, and sense of agency. Recent developments in ultrasound technologies have bridged this gap and made it possible to combine gesture interfaces with haptic feedback.
In this presentation, Orestis Georgiou, Research Director at Ultrahaptics will discuss how this is achieved, will describe some of the research taking place in this space, and also the commercial applications that are on the horizon. There will also be a demonstration as part of the event.