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Sep 12

GGD ~ #62 Ultrahaptics

Ultrahaptics invite you to spend the evening geeking out about haptics, our sense of touch. Ultrahaptics has created an amazing technology which enables you to feel virtual objects and controls in thin-air. No gloves or wearables, the sensation is projected onto your hand using modulated ultrasound.

During the talk, you will learn why the sense of touch is important to our everyday experience of our environment and why, when we try VR, we notice how very lacking this crucial sense is. The talk will explain how Ultrahaptics control ultrasound within an acoustic field so that you can feel and interact with it. Finally, you’ll have the chance to try Ultrahaptics unique technology for yourself!

The talk will be led by Ultrahaptics employees Heather Macdonald Tait

and Vicky Messer.

Heather has worked in technology for over 15 years, originally from the world of semiconductors, she now spends her time talking about haptics and how simulated haptics play a crucial part in human machine interfaces. With a first-class electronics degree from York University, Vicky has over two decades of experience in the tech industry, from Nokia to Nvidia, she now manages Technical Marketing for Ultrahaptics.

When

Thursday 21st September 6.30/7  – 9pm

Where

The food and hosting is kindly sponsored by Ultrahaptics based at

The West Wing, Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0EL, Temple Meads

Sign Up

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Girlgeekdinners Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/.