HAPTICS

next system ist ein führender Anbieter von maßgeschneiderten Haptik Lösungen für HMI Systeme.

Dabei steht der praktische Nutzen von haptischen Bedienkonzepten auf touchgeführten Bedienoberflächen im Vordergrund. Dieser wird seit 2010 im next system Technology Center erforscht, entwickelt und anwenderspezifisch gefertigt. Der Focus liegt auf innovativen und intuitiven Bedienkonzepten, die technologieunabhängig für alle Applikationen genutzt und eingesetzt werden können.

Haptic Touch Solution

Customized
Application-specific
Patented

Your expert for Haptic Touch Technologies

HMI system of the future

award winning technology

technology independent

For these innovative haptic solutions, next system 2017 was awarded the renowned “embedded award” for particularly future-oriented technologies.

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  • PIONEERING HMI
  • CUSTOMIZEABLE FEEDBACK
  • PATENTED AND LICENSED
  • PRESSURE SENSITIVE INPUT

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Haptics Anwendungsgebiete

Areas of application

Tangible haptic feedback means: to enable the usability of a touch screen with the feeling of a keyboard. Feeling and finding operating elements allows handling without constant visual contact with the control panel

This enables:

  • “blind operation” to increase the operating safety, e.g. of touch screens in industrial control and safety areas or medical environments /li>
  • “operations for the blind” to enable blind people to operate touch screens, such as those used in ATMs
  • “fun operation”, to enable tactile experiences in addition to visual stimuli, e.g. in the gaming and exhibition area and for marketing purposes

The application and user concepts are decisive for the haptic development services: next system’s development can be sensitively adjusted to different input situations, e.g. with gloves, pens, fingers, etc. and in the case of visual impairment up to input without visual contact. The adaptable GUI provides a user-centered haptic solution for the automotive and aviation industry, industrial automation and medical technology as well as game development.

Technology

next system develops tailor-made solutions for the emulation of “conventional mechanical control elements” on touch-controlled user interfaces.

To generate haptic feedback as close to reality as possible, several elements are necessary. The basis for this is the haptic controller, which is responsible for controlling the actuators and for measuring the force and generating the haptic feedback. In addition to the controller, the mechanics and software are also important components of the system. The selection of the right technology and the integration into the GUI are decisive for an excellent performance.

next system supports its customers with high expertise, many years of experience and necessary patents from the first feasibility analysis and prototype development to the series product. Each customer-specific application requires adapted haptic feedback to achieve an optimal HMI with outstanding user experience. The technology-independent approach ensures that optimal haptic technology is used for each application.

Functionality