Actronika develops and markets a system allowing the creation of tactile sensations… And opens a market with huge opportunities on many different fronts.
“Skin is most voluminous organ of the human body… Yet the sense of touch is vastly underexploited in the new techs.” states Gilles Meyer, Actronika’s co-founder and CEO. The startup is specialized in haptics, in other words, the science of touch. The young seed is developing a system that will allow its clients to integrate tactil perceptions by the use of microvibrations. It is the missing piece for a highly realistic and complete experience in virtual reality for the user.
“Our products allows the rendering of sophisticated effects as textures or volumes while touching a flat surface“, explains Gilles Meyer. For example ? “You are holding an empty glass in your hand and you see on a screen a glass being filled with water, and you feel it in your hand…” illustrate the entrepreneur.
All the senses, all the way
Founded in 2015 by Gilles Meyer, Rafal Pijewski and Vincent Hayward, Actronika positions itself on a highly dynamic market where needs and demand are exponential in different sectors : the virtual or augmented reality, in entertainment and video games. The human-object interactions in the universe of artificial intelligence. But also the sensorial marketing, or medical devices, automotive, aerospace, security…
“Both vision and audition have been widely investigated by innovative companies (Occulus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Glass, Devialet, etc.) Actronika proposes a new technology that will complete any simulation devices.” For now, the first Actronika’s client is an actor in the mediccal devices, but Actronika could rapidly perform on any market.
A huge stake for the company as they raised, in february 2016, 1.2 million euros with the seed fund Seventure Partners. Where the main objectives are the development of the first codevelopment partnerships in France and abroad as well as the recruitement of 4 new people, raising the effectives to 8 by the end of 2016.
by Cécilia Di Quinzio