Feeling good Tech company wins £35m investment
ABRISTOL company that has invented a way for people to ‘feel’ virtual objects in mid air using sound waves has raised £35million.
Ultrahaptics, which is based at Glass Wharf in the city, will spend the money on developing “exciting” new products, it has said.
Founded in 2013 and based on technology developed at the University of Bristol, Ultrahaptics’ tech lets users interact with virtual objects and controls using only their hands.
Ultrahaptics is now working with multinational companies including global electronics giants Bosch and Harman.
The Bristol firm is already using its tech in cars and on digital street signs that people can interact with.
The technology has also been developed to work with industrial controls, medical interfaces and augmented reality and virtual reality games.
Above, Ultrahaptics technology was developed in Bristol