Tactile feedback for HMIs?

Immersion Corp. reports that its new licensee, CTT-Net of Korea, is launching the first personal navigation devices (PNDs) to use Immersion’s TouchSense technology with tactile feedback for touchscreen interaction. Such features, if integrated in industrial applications, could make it easier for workers to confirm human machine interface (HMI) interactions.
By Control Engineering Staff November 1, 2007

Immersion Corp. reports that its new licensee, CTT-Net of Korea, is launching the first personal navigation devices (PNDs) to use Immersion’s TouchSense technology with tactile feedback for touchscreen interaction. Such features, if integrated in industrial applications, could make it easier for workers to confirm human machine interface (HMI) interactions. “Korea is among the world’s most advanced markets for consumer navigation products, so our customers push us to constantly innovate and excel,” says Shin Wook Lee, CEO, CTT-Net. CTT-Net’s TouchSense-enabled products for the Korean market include the CSN-7040, a handheld PND, and the CIN-7000, a built-in car navigation device. When users touch the onscreen controls, the system provides unmistakable tactile confirmation of the selection. www.immersion.com