Vincent Lévesque

Pending Patent

Compensated Haptic Rendering for Flexible Electronic Devices

Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, William S. Rihn

US Patent Application 15/261,447, filed September 9, 2016, pending.

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Abstract

A device comprises a housing, a sensor, a controller and an actuator. The sensor is configured to detect a contact force exerted on the housing. The controller is communicatively coupled to the sensor and is configured to determine a change in a haptic effect caused by the contact force. The controller is additionally configured to generate an output instruction to deliver the haptic effect in a compensated form that is operable to correct the change. The actuator is configured to receive the output instruction and deliver the compensated haptic effect at the housing.