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Smart Haptics Online

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Smart Haptics Online 2020

For three 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.

Although the format is changing this year, our goals remain the same. Smart Haptics 2020 will allow attendees to watch presentations from industry experts, join discussions and Q&As, and make connections through networking, all from the comfort of your home or office. Join us for discussions about haptic standards, wearable haptic displays for mixed reality interaction, new forms of touch feedback for AR/VR, opportunities in digital health and wellness, and much more.

Smart Haptics Online 2020 features presentations designed to engage and inform the haptics industry, through case studies and panel discussions that will provide the opportunity for attendees to both experience and explore the latest technologies and emerging applications.

In the 2020 Program:
  • Network with industry peers and senior representatives from some of the biggest names in the haptics industry, using the innovative online program
  • Hear from companies as they share valuable insight into the key topics and trends that are shaping the future of the haptics market; speakers include Facebook Reality Labs, Tactical Haptics, Immersion, Ultraleap, Embr Labs, Nanoport, Interhaptics, and more.
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of key market trends, challenges, new opportunities, and emerging innovations through thoughtfully designed program sessions
  • Connect with new business contacts during dedicated networking breaks

Learn More About This Industry-Leading Event


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

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

Distinguished Staff, 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

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).