Product Announcement from Esterline Interface Technologies
Pacinian's HapticTouch technology provides realistic feedback so everyone from texters to operators of medical test equipment can feel that they've hit the right key. HapticTouch uses two conductive materials that are charged and separated by a thin layer of air. When the touch surface is pressed, the charged layers pull together, causing the touch layer to actuate. This creates a feeling of a button depressing, even when there is no button. HapticTouch can also use vibration to provide feedback, and both methods can be adjusted to the user's specifications.