Vincent Lévesque

Pending Patent

Friction Augmented Controls and Method to Convert Buttons of Touch Control Panels to Friction Augmented Controls

Vincent Lévesque, Neil Olien, Christopher Ullrich, David Birnbaum, Amaya Weddle

US Patent Application 14/585,898, filed December 30, 2014, pending.

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A system includes a touch control panel configured to receive an input from a user, a controller in signal communication with the touch control panel and configured to control at least one operational setting of a powered apparatus, and a haptic output device in signal communication with the controller and configured to simulate an input button of the touch control panel by outputting a friction effect to the user as the user provides the input.