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

September 15, 2022

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

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NewHaptics selected as a finalist for MIT Solve Global Challenges

August 17, 2021

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. Check out our submission here.

A finger is positioned above the surface of a small tactile display with a black surface and white braille pins protruding above the surface. In the background, a graphical user interface shows a matrix of white dots outlined in black. A rectangle overlapping a circle appears as dots shaded black. The equivalent is visible in raised dots on the surface of the tactile display.

New braille and tactile graphics tech demonstration videos now available!

May 28, 2021

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. Check out videos of the prototypes at this link.

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

March 30, 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. You can check out our elevator pitch video submission here.