Feel­ing good Tech com­pany wins £35m in­vest­ment

Bristol Post - - NEWS - Han­nah BAKER Busi­ness edi­tor han­[email protected]­plc.com

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

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