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Smart Haptics

December 5-6, 2023
San Diego, CA

Dates and Location Confirmed for Smart Haptics 2023! 

December 5-6, 2023 | San Diego, CA

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Smart Haptics is a technical conference focused on the commercialization of haptic technology. This year’s event will explore how haptic technologies are changing the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world – and each other.

Since 2017, Smart Haptics has provided this growing industry with a forum dedicated to exploring the future of haptic technology. This conference encourages important conversations about emerging applications, innovative ideas, and opportunities for collaboration across the supply chain. Presentations are designed to engage and inform the haptics industry through case studies and panel discussions that provide the opportunity for attendees to both experience and explore the latest technologies and emerging applications. 

  • Smart Haptics a technical conference that brings together multiple end-use industries, including medical, automotive, mobile, AR/VR, and more in an effort to explore where the haptics industry is headed.
  • Attendees experience presentation sessions from industry leaders and influencers, hands-on demos of the latest haptic technology, and engaging panel discussions.
  • The Advisory Board includes companies such as Meta, BMW, Google, Tanvas, and more.

Learn More About This Industry-Leading Event

The 2023 program will be announced soon. The 2022 agenda included presentations from Microsoft, Google, Meta, Woven Planet, Grewus, Boréas Technologies, FundamentalVR, Sensoria Health, Ultraleap, Elitac Wearables, PSYONIC, InterDigital, and many more this past December, as they presented leading insights into the evolving haptics industry.  View the Agenda >>>

2023 Sponsors

Artimus Robotics

Advisory Board

Alicia Berry - Niantic. Inc.

Alicia Berry

Director, Technical Program Management at Niantic. Inc.
Nicholas Colonnese - Facebook Reality Labs

Nicholas Colonnese

Research Science Director at Facebook Reality Labs
Hong Z. Tan - Google

Hong Z. Tan

Lead Haptics Scientist at Google & Professor of Electrical and Computer Eng. Purdue University at Google
Eric Vezzoli - Haptics, Razer Inc.

Eric Vezzoli

Associate Director at Haptics, Razer Inc.
Stella Clarke - BMW Group

Stella Clarke

Research Engineer, Future User Interaction Concepts at BMW Group
Ed Colgate - Northwestern University

Ed Colgate

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University

2022 Agenda

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HIF Board Meeting
End of Meeting
Registration Open and Opening Remarks
Session I: The State of the Haptics Industry
Session II: Importance in Actuator and Material Technology
Session III: Let’s Talk About Haptics: Collaboration & Transforming the Industry
Session IV: Transformations in Automotive Haptics
Networking Reception
Registration Open and Opening Remarks
Session V: Haptics for Health & Wellness
Session VI: Traveling into the Metaverse
Session VII: Innovations with Haptics in The Gaming & Virtual Reality Worlds
Session VIII: Exploring the Future of Haptics
Closing Remarks
Simon Chaput - Boréas Technologies Inc.

Simon Chaput

Founder and President at Boréas Technologies Inc.
Masatoshi Miyakawa - Miraisens, Inc.

Masatoshi Miyakawa

Business Development Director at Miraisens, Inc.
Jas Brooks - University of Chicago

Jas Brooks

PhD Student at University of Chicago
Dr. Danny Grant, PhD - Innovobot Labs

Dr. Danny Grant, PhD

Co-founder and CTO at Innovobot Labs
David Parisi (PhD, NYU) - College of Charleston

David Parisi (PhD, NYU)

Professor of Emerging Media at College of Charleston
Jacquelyn Ford Morie - XPRIZE

Jacquelyn Ford Morie

Prize Technical Advisor at XPRIZE

Smart Haptics 2021 Speaker Eric Vezzoli, CEO, Interhaptics, discussed open haptics ecosystem: unlock a tremendous value for the haptics market.


Read how Smart Haptics 2019 led to industry leaders from Lofelt, Immersion, Cirrus Logic, Dialog Semiconductor and TDK collaborating to create haptic standards with the Haptics Industry Forum (HIF).


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