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New specification for HD haptics released
16 October 2020

The Haptics Industry Forum has released a specification for HD haptic actuators. Focusing on inertial vibration actuators, it defines standard metrics and their corresponding tests to enable actuators to be evaluated consistently and objectively. This specification will allow product designers to readily compare actuators in terms of their ability to render high quality haptics. Actuator vendors may use it to precisely characterize the haptic quality of their offerings.

Consumer devices increasingly utilize haptics as part of the core user experience. This has increased awareness of the value of haptic feedback as well as increased understanding by consumers that not all haptic experiences are the same. This specification will help standardize the term “HD Haptics” for suppliers, OEMs, and consumers alike.

The specification is available on GitHub here.

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