BURLINGAME, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novasentis, Inc., a leading developer of sensory feedback technology, today announced it has launched a new family of actuator products called Clic®, which are designed and optimized to enable localized haptics on electronic devices. Clic products are based on Novasentis’ Electro-Mechanical Polymer (EMP) technology, which recently won the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Embedded Technologies category.
Novasentis’ Clic 1010 EMP actuator, the first in the Clic Actuator family, is 10x10mm in size and less than 120microns in thickness. Ultra-thin Clic 1010 actuators used in electronic devices act as a second skin, bringing electronics alive by providing tactile and acoustic effects right under users’ fingers, allowing a richer and more natural sensory experience, and enabling a variety of new activities and functionalities. Applications include smartphones and tablets, wearable devices, keyboards, laptops and ultrabooks, gaming accessories and home appliances. Novasentis is ready to take orders for its Clic 1010 EMP haptic actuators with three months lead-time. The company plans to customize Clic family products according to customer needs.
“For product designers and manufacturers looking for new form factors, better user experiences and product innovation, Novasentis provides the most advanced haptic technology in the world,” said Christophe Ramstein, president and CEO of Novasentis. “Our localized HD haptic technology allows devices to shake right under the surface being used, while providing audible sound effects to engage users and enhance the user experience. Our technology encourages and inspires design freedom and creativity, while also giving a competitive advantage.”
Novasentis at the Consumer Electronics Show
Novasentis will hold briefings in Meeting Room #MP25379 in the South Hall 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s EMP actuator technology will be displayed in The Venetian hotel. In addition, as a CES Best of Innovations awardee, Novasentis EMP technology will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay. To schedule a briefing with Novasentis at CES or CES Unveiled, please contact Veronica Skelton at email@example.com.
Novasentis (formerly Strategic Polymers Science, Inc.) created the world’s thinnest and most flexible electro-mechanical polymer (EMP) haptic actuator and sensor technology today, used to develop mobile and wearable products that come alive with 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. The company is based in Burlingame, Calif. with offices in Pennsylvania, Korea, and Tokyo. More information on Novasentis is online at www.novasentis.com.