Boreas Haptic Blog

The Role of Haptic Feedback in a Trackpad

Tech enthusiasts worldwide anticipate the annual changes companies like Windows and Apple announce regarding their latest generations of gadgets. Recently, one area of the computer that's drawn much attention is the trackpad.

5 Reasons To Integrate Piezo Technology in Computer Trackpads

The piezoelectric effect happens when specific elements release electric energy as they undergo mechanical stress. The discovery of piezo elements back in 1880 ushered in revolutionary new theories regarding how to power applications. Now, from scientific equipment to consumer electronics,...

Why Resonant Frequency Matters in Piezo Applications

In 1880, brothers Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered piezoelectricity. The name "piezoelectricity" is derived from the Greek verb "piezein," which translates into "to squeeze or to press." It's called this because the Curie brothers found that certain materials, when put under stress, exert an...

Haptic Actuators: How LRA and ERM Stack Up With Piezo Actuators

Three haptic actuator types have been used in haptic applications to provide tactile feedback: eccentric rotating mass actuators (ERM), linear resonant actuators (LRA), and piezoelectric actuators. ERMs were famous once due to their low cost.

The Impact of Integrating a Piezo Driver in Haptic Trackpads

In 2020, haptic-based trackpads were introduced, making mechanical pads a thing of the past. Haptics is a high-end, new technology that improves user experience by stimulating the sense of touch and giving tactile feedback. This technology uses vibrations to mimic the sensation of pressing a...