Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Systems and Methods for Shape Input and Output for a Haptically-Enabled Deformable Surface

Vincent Lévesque, Danny Grant, Jamal Saboune, Abdelwahab Hamam, William Rihn

US Patent 9,690,381, filed August 21, 2014, issued June 27, 2017.

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One illustrative computing device disclosed herein includes a first sensor configured to detect a position associated with a deformable surface and transmit a sensor signal associated with the position; and a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the sensor signal; determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the sensor signal; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative computing device also includes a haptic output device in communication with the processor, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.