Ultrahaptics has been presented with the Ultimate Product Software award by the judging panel of the 2016 ACE Awards
The award recognises the most significant software product introduced between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2016.
The award was presented to Ultrahaptics for its Software Development Kit Version 2. The kit uses algorithms to control ultrasound, allowing users to feel virtual buttons, switches and dials, as well as 3D shapes and virtual force fields, in mid-air without needing to wear or touch anything. An array of ultrasound transducers generates and focuses ultrasound at 40 kHz, stimulating neuroreceptors in the skin. The API can be used to change the modulation of the frequency to create a variety of sensations. Users can manipulate the modulation to explore the range of functionality to develop the best solution for their application.
Richard Quinnell, member of the ACE judging panel, said of Ultrahaptics: “I thought the Ultrahaptics technology was refreshingly innovative and I was excited by the possibilities that it opened up as a virtual user interface.”
Commenting on being given the award, Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultrahaptics, said: “We are overwhelmed by the reception our technology has received across the world. To be recognised with an ACE Award is fantastic and a wonderful reward for the hard work of the team who have dedicated themselves to developing the kit.”