Tanvas innovates with surface haptic solutions for flexible AMOLED displays

Flexible touch displays come to life with haptics for automotive, home automation and commercial applications

CHICAGO – February 10, 2022 – Tanvas, Inc. (https://tanvas.co) has collaborated with one of the world’s leading display suppliers to advance surface haptic technology on flexible AMOLED displays. The combination of a flexible touchscreen with tactile textures and haptic effects unlocks creative applications and responsive surfaces in any size, shape or configuration. TanvasTouch surface haptics combined with flexible AMOLED screens are suitable for a wide range of applications including automotive, home automation and other commercial displays, including notebooks, tablets and other mobile devices.


TanvasTouch is a surface haptic technology that uses proprietary haptic technology to enable tactile textures and effects to be felt as the fingers swipe across the surface of the display. Unlike traditional vibration-based haptics that require actuators to move mass, TanvasTouch is a solid-state solution that can provide different haptic effects simultaneously in multiple zones on the same surface. It provides easy-to-program haptics that are consistent regardless of the shape or size of the display.


“AMOLED displays are ultra-thin, light, and flexible making them suitable for bending and folding and uniquely suited for TanvasTouch surface haptic technology,” said Kevin Klein, VP of Marketing at Tanvas. “The absence of mechanical motors, complex tuning and moving parts make this technology a great match for adding haptic effects to these versatile displays.”


Displays are moving toward larger, curved and flexible shapes where traditional haptics are difficult, expensive or not even possible to implement. Traditional vibration-based haptic technology requires a controlled way to vibrate the screen making it more challenging to engineer for pliable surfaces. TanvasTouch utilizes a surface panel built like current touchscreens, but is specially designed to deliver surface haptics.


Tanvas has completed several working demonstrations that showcase the technology for commercial use. For more information and request a demonstration, visit https://bit.ly/flexhaptics