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Smart Haptics

December 7-8, 2022
San Diego, CA

Smart Haptics 2022 is returning to San Diego, CA, December 7-8, 2022! 

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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

Features at the 2021 event included:

  • Over 20 speakers and panelists from Ford, Toyota, Interhaptics, Ultraleap, Microsoft, XPrize, Sensel, Boréas Technologies Inc., Ultraleap, and much more. Meet the 2021 Speakers >>>
  • PANEL: The Future of Automotive Technology, featuring Ford, Toyota, BMW, Ultraleap, Grewus, and more. Discussing where haptic automotive technology is going in the future – new products, technologies, and innovations.
  • Sessions covering the latest industry news. Including: Automotive Haptics, Gaming and XR, Wellness and Healthcare, Actuator Technology, Multimodal Haptics, The future of the industry, and Current Trends. View the 2021 agenda >>
  • Discussion-leading panels covering Industry Forums and SDOs – We Need Both, featuring Nanoport Technology, Inc. and Haptics Industry Forum, and The Future of Automotive Technology, featuring Moving Magnet Technologies.
Alicia Berry - Niantic. Inc.

Alicia Berry

Director, Technical Program Management at Niantic. Inc.
Nicholas Colonnese - Facebook Reality Labs

Nicholas Colonnese

Research Science Manager at Facebook Reality Labs
David Birnbaum - Haptics Industry Forum

David Birnbaum

President at Haptics Industry Forum
Hong Z. Tan - Google

Hong Z. Tan

Lead Haptics Scientist at Google & Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue Univer at Google
Eric Vezzoli - Interhaptics

Eric Vezzoli

Haptics Architect at Interhaptics
Stella Clarke - BMW Group

Stella Clarke

Research Engineer, Future User Interaction Concepts at BMW Group

2021 Agenda

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Registration Open & Opening Remarks
Session One: Smart Haptics: Current Trends and Moving the Industry Forward
Session II: Exploring the Future of Haptics
Session III: Multimodal Haptics
Networking Reception
Session IV: Haptics Pitching Hour – Poster Session displayed in exhibit hall
Registration Open & Opening Remarks
Session V: Advancements in Actuator Technology
Session VI: Haptics for Wellness and Healthcare
Session VII: The Gaming World and Continuing Expansion of XR
Session VIII: Innovations in Automotive Haptics
Closing Remarks
Simon Chaput - Boréas Technologies Inc.

Simon Chaput

Founder and CEO at Boréas Technologies Inc.
Gerald Masson - Moving Magnet Technologies

Gerald Masson

Technical Specialist – Mechatronics at Moving Magnet Technologies
David Locke - ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE

David Locke

Senior Prize Director at ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE
James Herndon - Equal Entry

James Herndon

Technical Writer and Accessibility Consultant at Equal Entry
Francesca Rosella - CuteCircuit

Francesca Rosella

Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder at CuteCircuit
Jacki Morie - XPRIZE

Jacki Morie

Prize Technical Advisor at XPRIZE

Smart Haptics 2021 Speaker Eric Vezzoli, CEO, Interhaptics, discussed open haptics ecosystem: unlock a tremendous value for the haptics market.

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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).

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