Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Systems and Methods for Deformation and Haptic Effects

Vincent Lévesque, Abdelwahab Hamam, Danny A. Grant

US Patent 9,921,609, filed August 2, 2016, issued March 20, 2018.

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Systems and methods for deformation and haptic effects are disclosed. For example, one method includes the steps of receiving a sensor signal from a sensor, the sensor signal indicating a contact with a device and a location of the contact on the device; determining a deformation effect based on the contact and the location of the contact, the deformation effect configured to cause a change in a shape of the device; and outputting the deformation effect to a deformation device configured to change the shape of the device.