Google’s Showing Signs of a Major Haptics Push


Google looks to be gearing up for a major push to incorporate more haptics – electronically generated tactile sensations – into its hardware, inking a multi-year agreement with “touch feedback” specialist Immersion Corporation last week, days after winning regulatory approval for its touchless tech control project Soli.

The Immersion deal, announced January 3, 2019  provides Google with a license to Immersion’s patent portfolio (the San Jose-based haptics specialist has 3,000 issued or pending patents; its technology is already at work in over three billion devices around the world, including gaming controllers). Deal terms have not been released.


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