AITO BV Localized HD Haptics for Touch User Interfaces

Haptic, or tactile, feedback has rapidly become familiar to the vast majority of consumers, mainly through their mobile devices. At the same time touch switches are increasingly replacing mechanical switches in appliance markets. The need for haptic feedback in the mainstream appliance markets is apparent, but implementations are still lagging behind. The main reasons have been the difficulty of implementation, the high cost of available technologies, and touch switch performance issues impacting reliability and quality.