TG0 announces the latest in its line of approved patent applications. Its fourth patent – lightweight, wearable, finger-tracking VR controller and device – has been granted in the UK.
TG0’s ‘Sensor Device and Method’ patent application has already been granted by Great Britain’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) as well as in the EU, Japan, and China.
This invention forms the keystone of the tech company’s designs, covering, in particular, TG0’s sensor device in the form of a three-dimensional tactile interface. Tactile sensors provide a way of obtaining information via physical interaction with the sensor and are commonly used in applications such as mobile and computing devices, robotics, and control systems.
TG0’s unique technology strides over conventional obstacles – including issues such as cumbersome construction techniques, limits on the sensing area available, and difficulties in translating the force applied on the three-dimensional surface through the intervening soft, resilient material to the sensor(s), which can lead to inaccuracies and inconsistencies.
Consequently, TG0’s capability invites the use of enormously accurate and hugely flexible touch-sensitive 3D intuitive controls in numerous areas of design and technology. The London company partnered with Novares on the Nova Car project, which demonstrated ‘squeeze command’, TG0’s touch and pressure-sensing control buttons, a vital aspect of the car interior’s high-definition haptic feedback platform for HMI (human-machine interfaces). TG0 continues to work with partners in the automotive space, including operating in confidence with a number of today’s stellar car brands.
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