Ultrahaptics (Bristol, UK, founded 2013); Ultrasonic transducer array, motion sensor, monitor, electronics; Courtesy of Ultrahaptics

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0404, Ultrahaptics, 2017–18

A six-inch square transducer board is mounted to the table. A monitor behind it shows bubbles rising and popping. The Ultrahaptics transducer board emits ultrasonic audio waves, a sound frequency inaudible to the human ear but perceptible on the skin. Sound waves become a tactile interface. This innovative technology is created by Ultrahaptics, located in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Ultrahaptics (Bristol, UK, founded 2013); Ultrasonic transducer array, motion sensor, monitor, electronics; Courtesy of Ultrahaptics
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