SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novasentis, Inc., a leading developer of sensory feedback technology, today announced it has named Dave Blakely to its Board of Directors. With a background steeped in innovation advisory, Blakely will be instrumental to Novasentis as the company develops its strategy and products geared toward a new age which will bring with it even thinner and smaller devices that expand our sensory experiences.
Blakely leads the Technology Strategy practice at IDEO, where he manages various strategic business relationships and advises executives of technology-focused companies. IDEO is an international design firm and innovation consultancy founded in Palo Alto, California. The company has helped design products, services, environments and digital experiences since 1991, and is behind such products as Apple’s first mouse and digital dashboard features for Ford Fusion. Blakely regularly conducts innovation workshops and speaks to academic and business groups.
“We’re thrilled to have David join our board,” said Christophe Ramstein, President and CEO of Novasentis. “His deep experience with building cultures of innovation and developing products to maintain market leadership will be key as we continue to grow Novasentis and lead the industry.”
“Novasentis has carved out an impressive leadership position in the haptics space—enabling device designers and manufactures to bring truly innovative products to market,” said Blakely. “I’m proud to be part of such a visionary company and am looking forward to helping it grow and continue to enhance the human-machine interaction experience.”
Novasentis (formerly Strategic Polymers Science, Inc.) created the world’s thinnest and most flexible Electro-Mechanical Polymer (EMP) haptic actuator technology today, used to develop mobile and wearable products that come alive with vibrations, movement and sound. By bridging consumer electronics and sensory interaction, Novasentis enables 4D spatial tactile experiences and next-generation mobile product designs. Founded in 2006, Novasentis is privately held company. The company is based in Burlingame and has offices in Pennsylvania, Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. More information on Novasentis is online at www.novasentis.com.
IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. Innovation teams at IDEO identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires. This helps envision new companies and brands, and IDEO designs the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring them to life. For more information visit www.ideo.com.