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Motorola invests touch solutions firm

Posted: 09 Dec 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:muti-touch technology  Motorola touch investment  user interface 

Motorola Ventures has invested in Sensitive Object, a multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI) provider.

The company was created in October 2003 with an innovative and patent-protected technology capable of "tactilizing" any surface. The software technology leverages acoustics to analyse sound waves departing from the point of a touch to precisely and cost-effectively transform any product into a touch device. Sensitive Object's ReverSys software can be deployed in any product benefiting from "touch-based" user interfaces including touch screen and touch control in various markets such as mobile devices.

Sensitive Object's Anywhere MultiTouch platform extends tactilisation to any surface of a device allowing for virtual controls and next-generation user-interfaces. As touch and haptics have become standard interaction expectations for personal computing and handheld devices, Sensitive Object demonstrates that acoustic (vs. resistive, capacitive, and optical) tactilisation is the state of the art in terms of both performance and cost, and its platform will set a new standard for full 3D device tactilisation.

"Natural user interface (NUI) and in particular interacting with a device through touch is an area of rapid development and great excitement," said Reese Schroeder, managing director, Motorola Ventures. "Sensitive Object provides an innovative and unique approach allowing new ways of interaction. We're most excited to be involved in their growth and success."

"We are excited to be working closely with the Motorola team. Motorola is a perfect partner for our disruptive touch solution considering Motorola's innovative and successful history with mobile phones," said Herve Martin, chief executive officer of Sensitive Object.

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