Introducing STRATOS Inspire, our plug-and-play haptic module
18th September 2018. Ultrahaptics have announced the launch of STRATOS™ Inspire, a plug-and-play haptic module based on its STRATOS™ platform.
The STRATOS™ Inspire has been created for businesses and design agencies wanting to create more immersive and engaging digital experiences and touchpoints by adding tactile sensations (haptics). Designed for applications such as digital signage, location-based entertainment or interactive touch displays and interfaces, the STRATOS™ Inspire is a ready-made module to evaluate the benefits of mid-air haptics without the additional need to develop bespoke hardware. STRATOS™ Inspire is engineered for use in public displays and exhibits without supervision and is independently certified compliant with international safety and electrical standards (CE for Europe, FCC & NRTL for North America and PSE for Japan).
Ultrahaptics’ core mid-air haptic technology uses arrays of ultrasonic transducers to project haptic feedback directly onto users’ hands, creating the sense of touch in mid-air. The company’s patented technology controls and manipulates ultrasonic waves so that the combined pressure of the waves produce enough force to be felt on a user’s skin. 3D shapes and buttons can be felt, but not seen.
The company has publicly demonstrated its technology in applications including augmented and virtual reality, digital signage and location-based entertainment, including collaborations with worldwide brands such as Dell, Coca-Cola and Pagani. IGT, the leader in gaming machines, integrated Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptics technology in its 4D range, launched globally in October 2017.
Commenting on the launch, Ultrahaptics’ Platforms Product Manager, Charlie Alexander, said:
“The STRATOS Inspire is the ideal plug-and-play system that allows customers to easily test the benefits of mid-air haptics for their applications or concepts in live environments. What makes the Inspire such a great solution is that there is no need to develop custom hardware, saving time and cost. The system is designed for simple integration into a customer application aiding a fast delivery to market. The STRATOS Inspire is designed to be splash and scratch resistant, making it suitable for use in public spaces.”
Ultrahaptics is the world’s leading mid-air 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’s hands, enabling users to ‘feel’ virtual buttons, get tactile feedback for mid-air gestures, or interact with virtual objects.