A measurable, repeatable standard for any material
The SynTouch® Toccare® Haptic Measurement System repeatedly and precisely senses surfaces in a way that correlates directly to human perception, quantifying the results consistently across 15 Dimensions of Touch – The SynTouch® Standard.
World’s most advanced tactile sensing system
The SynTouch® Toccare® system is biomimetic – replicates how human fingers sense & move
Repeatable, objective, precise quantification of touch measuring the force, vibration, thermal elements of touch, and more
Signal processing algorithms originated in neurophysiology and cognitive systems
Data collection software and analytical tools
Incorporates the most-awarded tactile sensor in the world, originally developed by SynTouch® for robotics and prosthetic-hand applications
The SynTouch® haptics model: An objective standard for a subjective sense
The Toccare® produces 15-dimensional haptic models that conform to human tactile perception based on scientifically validated psychophysics research. It provides detailed reports that map out the haptics properties of virtually any material.
Allows objective, reliable, repeatable comparison of materials
Helps define “softness” and other subjective tactile descriptions
Reports with “spider plots” and analytics provide nuanced characterization of 15 haptic dimensions within five parent categories: Compliance (deformability), Friction, Texture, Adhesion and Thermal.
Relevant across the supply chain: design, sourcing, manufacturing, QA/QC, marketing
The first and only database of touch
Over the past 10 years, SynTouch® has compiled and continues to expand the first database of touch: profiles of thousands of thousands of materials ranging from nonwovens, cosmetics, apparel, consumer electronics, and so much more, while also incorporating human preferences.
Based on work with clients in a broad range of fields from nonwovens to cosmetics, this database architecture is available to all SynTouch® customers to examine, compare, and manipulate haptics data for research, development, marketing and related efforts.
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Discuss your application with the SynTouch® Team
Start an exploration of how SynTouch® can help with your specific application. Schedule a telephone conference with one of our haptics experts to discuss what you’re trying to do. Then, send us your samples to test and analyze. You are invited to visit our facility in Los Angeles to experience our technology first hand.