Tixel

Haptic display technology

Tixel: Introducing high fidelity tactile interfaces

Immersive user experiences are key differentiators when using touch screens. Tactile feedback has the potential to create a more immersive experience, yet vibrating devices have neither the range or variation needed to deliver truly immersive tactile sensations.

Touch displays powered by Tixel deliver precision tactile sensations that mimic physical textures, edges, and contours without distracting device vibration. Capable of activating both entire screens and delivering highly-localized effects, the completely software controllable, scalable Tixel solution improves device responsiveness and eliminates unwanted sound with no moving parts.

How Tixel works

Tixel is based on the Coulomb force generated between a finger and a touch screen surface. A weakly conductive layer is embedded under a touch device surface. This layer is then charged to a potential, causing an opposite charge to accumulate on the finger touching the surface.

These opposite charges attract one another and create a mechanical force that can be felt with the finger, even though no actual movement of the device surface occurs. This attraction force can be precisely controlled and modulated to convey the sense of physical textures, edges and contours to the user’s finger.

No direct contact exists between the user and the electrically conductive parts of the system. The technology is safe and meets all standards and regulations.

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How Tixel works

Tixel is based on the Coulomb force generated between a finger and a touch screen surface. A weakly conductive layer is embedded under a touch device surface. This layer is then charged to a potential, causing an opposite charge to accumulate on the finger touching the surface.

These opposite charges attract one another and create a mechanical force that can be felt with the finger, even though no actual movement of the device surface occurs. This attraction force can be precisely controlled and modulated to convey the sense of physical textures, edges and contours to the user’s finger.

No direct contact exists between the user and the electrically conductive parts of the system. The technology is safe and meets all standards and regulations.

Example Use Cases

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Discovery

Locate defined on-screen areas by touch, e.g. the edges of keys and other controls

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Adjustment

Accurately moving on-screen elements such as sliders, knobs, and cursors

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Navigation

Confidently scrolling lists, photo galleries, and other swipe-driven states

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S220 SiP

Senseg has produced a compact, accurately controlled high voltage driver for the low current demand use of both ELFIAC and Tixel. Senseg’s proprietary S220 system-in-package (SiP) chip forms the core of the driver, and it has been designed for consumer applications.

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