Kit for touchless gesture controls — New haptics for new HMIs and more

Ultrahaptics, specialist in mid-air touchless haptic technology, introduced a development platform that allows companies a route to evolve control solutions through gesture controls enhanced by tactile feedback sensations. The UHDK5 TOUCH Development Kit provides hardware and software with an architecture that can be embedded in product designs, from prototypes right through to volume production.

Ultrahaptics uses ultrasound to provide a unique touch sensation, enabling users to ‘feel’ virtual buttons, switches, dials and other objects in mid-air. Touchless controls are hygienic for use in medical, industrial and domestic environments, such as hospitals, kitchens and restrooms, while their use for automotive dashboard functions enhances safety, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road. The disruptive nature of gesture control with haptic feedback, providing two-way communication with devices, also opens up new possibilities in consumer electronics, computing and gaming applications.

The self-contained plug-and-play UHDK5 TOUCH development kit works out of the box and can be up and running in a few minutes to provide demonstrations that require no technical knowledge from the user. For developers, the embeddable architecture (using an ARM Core plus FPGA) eases integration and provides a production ready design that minimizes BOM cost. Similarly the provision of APIs, coded using the widely adopted C++ programming language, allows software engineers to easily adapt their application interfaces with custom sensations.

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