Touch screens, the input device of the 21st century are due for a major upgrade. While they may be convenient they have always lacked any type of direct feedback, forcing us to live with passive feed back, the incessant beeping of the touch screen keyboard. Finnish company Senseg have recently announced a revolutionary technology that provides feed back directly to your fingers as you swipe the touch screen. Dubbed feel screen technology Senseg is able to simulate various physical textures, edges, contours and vibrations, putting the touch back into typing.
“By passing an ultra-low electrical current into the insulated electrode, Senseg’s Tixel, the proprietary charge driver can create a small attractive force to finger skin. By modulating this attractive force a variety of sensations can be generated, from textured surfaces and edges to vibrations and more” Dave Rice, Senseg
Senseg’s technology is the fist purely electrical high fidelity tactile effects engine. With no mechanical or moving parts involved the tactile feed-back is instant and silent, not something that is possible with the mechanical systems of the past. The magic behind Senseg’s technology is the Tixel, a patent pending technology that combines an ultra-thin durable coating with integrated electrodes and the controller circuits.