As easy as drawing a picture

With TanvasTouch, the designer uses a graphical image to determine where to place the haptic effects and how they will feel. 

  • Haptic image:  Created like any other graphic, no special knowledge or tools needed
  • Infinitely programmable: Haptic effects vary in strength from 0 (none, darkest) to 255 (full, brightest) with varying strength along the spectrum (every gray in between)
  • Easy-to-use: Haptic assets are manipulated in familiar ways, much like images

TanvasTouch example graphic image of automotive music controls
VISIBLE IMAGE: Represents the graphic image sent to the display
TanvasTouch haptic image metaphor of automotive music controls
HIDDEN HAPTIC IMAGE: Represents the image used to generate the “feel” of the haptic effects