SOURCE: Novasentis


June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

Novasentis Named a 2016 "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Company Focused on Smart Watches, AR/VR and Gaming Controllers

BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Novasentis, a leading provider of thin and flexible haptic actuators for wearable devices, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named them in the list of "Cool Vendors".

"We consider our naming in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner, confirmation of the importance of haptic feedback for wearable devices, as they grow in types and usages across multiple industries," said Francois Jeanneau, President and CEO of Novasentis. "Our flagship product is a great example of this as it is paper thin, feather light and flexible and easily conforms and disappears into wearable devices and gaming controllers."

According to the Gartner report titled "Cool Vendors in Using IoT -- Enabled Humans Instead Of Robots, 2016", "Wearable electronics can be worn by a human, but they can also be integrated into or onto fabrics, chairs, handles, controllers and even seats -- any object that humans touch or come in contact with. This will make possible new use cases for personal enhancement and monitoring that form the basis of humans functioning as IoT endpoints."

Novasentis's Electro-Mechanical Polymer based actuators are thin, light, flexible and provides a wide range of haptic feedback that are mild, pleasing and distinguishable from one another thereby providing useful information. Novasentis has over a decade of experience with the technology, protected by an impressive array of patents. Multiple actuators can be embedded within a device and activated independently to create rich and customizable notification effects. Novasentis is working with world class manufacturing partners to get its products into mass production by early 2017.

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"Gartner Cool Vendors In Using IoT -- Enabled Humans Instead Of Robots, 2016" by Michele Reitz, Adriana Blanco, Fernando Elizalde, Angela McIntyre, Tuong Huy Nguyen, Martin Reynolds, 3 May 2016.

About Novasentis
Novasentis is the leading supplier of the world's thinnest and most flexible polymer-based haptic actuators. The patented electro-mechanical polymer (EMP) technology and products are ideal for creating rich haptic feedback and a completely new user experience for applications including smart watches, AR/VR, gaming controllers and others. The versatile technology has novel applications in industries such as wearables, gaming and medical. Founded in 2006, Novasentis is privately held and headquartered in Burlingame, California with research facilities in State College, Penn. More information on Novasentis is available at

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