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Smart Haptics

December 1-2, 2021
San Diego, CA

The theme for Smart Haptics 2021, coming to San Diego, December 1-2, 2021, is The Technology of Tomorrow Is Buzzing Today: The Expanding World of Haptics.

For four years, Smart Haptics has provided this growing industry with a forum dedicated to exploring the future of haptic technology. This conference encourages important conversations about emerging applications, innovative ideas, and opportunities for collaboration across the supply chain. Presentations are designed to engage and inform the haptics industry through case studies and panel discussions that provide the opportunity for attendees to both experience and explore the latest technologies and emerging applications. Learn More About This Industry-Leading Event

2021 SESSION HIGHLIGHT: Multimodal Haptics
  • Music: Not Impossible and The Art of Haptics, Daniel Belquer – Director of Technology, Not Impossible Labs
  • Music Haptics: Elevate the Mobile Music Listening Experience with Haptics, Xiang Cao – Software Engineering Manager, Tencent Music Entertainment Group
In the 2020 online Program, Attendees:
  • Networked with industry peers and senior representatives from some of the biggest names in the haptics industry, using the innovative online program
  • Heard from companies as they shared valuable insight into the key topics and trends that are shaping the future of the haptics market; speakers included Facebook Reality Labs, Tactical Haptics, Immersion, Ultraleap, Embr Labs, Nanoport, Interhaptics, and more.
  • Gained a comprehensive overview of key market trends, challenges, new opportunities, and emerging innovations through thoughtfully designed program sessions
  • Connected with new business contacts during dedicated networking breaks

Advisory Board

Alicia Berry - Facebook

Alicia Berry

Social VR Technical Program Manager at Facebook
Nicholas Colonnese - Facebook Reality Labs

Nicholas Colonnese

Research Science Manager at Facebook Reality Labs
David Birnbaum - Immersion Corp.

David Birnbaum

Senior Director, Technology Strategy at Immersion Corp.
Hong Z. Tan - tangerineX

Hong Z. Tan

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University at tangerineX
Stella Clarke - BMW Group

Stella Clarke

Research Engineer, Future User Interaction Concepts at BMW Group
Ed Colgate - Tanvas and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University

Ed Colgate

Co-Founder and CEO at Tanvas and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University
David Locke - ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE

David Locke

Senior Prize Director at ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE
William R. Provancher - Tactical Haptics

William R. Provancher

Founder and CEO at Tactical Haptics
David Parisi, Ph.D - College of Charleston

David Parisi, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Emerging Media at College of Charleston
Jacki Morie - XPRIZE

Jacki Morie

Prize Technical Advisor at XPRIZE
Jeremy Fishel, Ph.D.  - Tangible Research

Jeremy Fishel, Ph.D.

Founder at Tangible Research
Nicholas Colonnese - Facebook Reality Labs

Nicholas Colonnese

Research Science Manager at Facebook Reality Labs

2020 Agenda

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Panel Discussion
Networking In The Lounge
End of Day One
Networking In The Lounge
Panel Discussion
End of Day Two

Read how Smart Haptics 2019 led to industry leaders from Lofelt, Immersion, Cirrus Logic, Dialog Semiconductor and TDK collaborating to create haptic standards with the Haptics Industry Forum (HIF).