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NewHaptics Raises Growth Capital From The Accelerate Blue Fund

NewHaptics announces it's first round of venture funding from the Accelerate Blue Fund, which serves as a milestone in the company's mission of commercializing an affordable refreshable braille and tactile graphics display.

June 20, 2023

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NewHaptics Awarded NSF SBIR Phase II to continue development of novel digital braille and tactile graphics technology.

Award supports continued development of novel actuator technology for developing refreshable braille and tactile graphics display products.

April 4, 2023

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NewHaptics demonstrates its first multiline braille display prototype at University of Michigan's Celebrate Invention 2022

New Haptics featured on page 12 of the University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships Impact Report

October 13, 2022

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NewHaptics Awarded NIH SBIR Phase II Grant to Commercialize Multiline Braille and Graphical Tactile Display

Award supports continued development of a refreshable braille and tactile graphics display for people who are blind.

September 15, 2022

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NewHaptics selected as a finalist for MIT Solve Global Challenges

NewHaptics has been selected as a finalist for the MIT Solve Global Challenge in Digital Inclusion. NewHaptics was one of 75 teams selected out of over 1,800 submission.

August 17, 2021

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New braille and tactile graphics tech demonstration videos now avalible!

We recently made some big developments with our braille dot actuator technology. We now have a series of 210-dot prototypes with pins at 2.5 mm center-to-center spacing. We've also created a graphical user interface that allows us to draw shapes and render braille characters on the tactile surface.

May 28, 2021

Link to Prototype Demonstration

NewHaptics selected as Semi-Finalist for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

NewHaptics was just selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021. The 5th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is conducting a worldwide search for early-stage startups (<$1M USD raised) with a technology solution that will lead to positive social or environmental impact. NewHaptics was one of just 93 finalists selected out of a pool of 1,745 submissions.

March 30, 2021

Link to Elevator Pitch Submission