Tanvas Puts the Future of Touch on Display at CES 2017

Tanvas, a startup company which is trying to redefine touch for the touchscreen, announced the widespread debut of TanvasTouch, an award-winning programmable surface haptic technology that enables you to feel what you see on any touch display.

From retail, consumer electronics and gaming to advertising, automotive, visual impairment and the arts, the potential applications for TanvasTouch are limitless. Early adopters have already started building applications that incorporate infinite textures and lifelike effects.

“We're in the business of engaging the senses - the more the better. The ability to incorporate touch in this novel way is truly groundbreaking. Thanks to Tanvas, our Programmatic Sensory platform with 3D, haptic, gyro and touch is even more powerful.", said Paul Coggins, CEO at Adludio.

TanvasTouch technology emerged from ten years of research at the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (NxR) at Northwestern University. Co-founders Ed Colgate and Michael Peshkin pioneered a new branch of surface haptics that brings real-time control of the forces acting between a fingertip and the touch surfaces. Because of the combination of sensing and haptics on the same layer, TanvasTouch is unlike anything in the world.

“Touchscreens are more integrated into our lives than ever and yet we are still tapping away at lifeless glass. TanvasTouch adds a new dimension of interaction. Our goal at CES is to provide a glimpse of what’s possible and, like our first-mover partners, inspire a new wave of creative innovators to build TanvasTouch into their products and applications.”, said Greg Topel, CEO of Tanvas.

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