HAPTICS

TOUCH

TOMORROW

In Partnership With

Gentle taps, vibrations and buzzes from our devices enhance our experiences today, but the potential for touch (aka haptics) is just beginning within our accelerating digital world. Marketers frequently praise sight, sound and motion options, but few imagined that touch could be part of the equation to drive more immersive experiences. Imagine feeling the images you see on any of your screens – from mobile to TV. What if you could shake hands with a hologram of your client who is standing in a conference room across the world? Imagine if you could feel the leather seats of your next car in a virtual showroom, or if your yoga pants became your yoga instructor through vibration guidance. What if when you wanted a coffee, your shoes directed you to the closest Starbucks through a series of taps on your toes?

 

One of the limitations of AR and VR is not feeling the reality in which you are immersed. But with breakthroughs in haptic technology, rich, threedimensional shapes and textures can be felt as well as seen. You can now experience the sensation of touch in midair. No wonder the Global Haptics Technology market is predicted to reach $43.62 billion by 2026.

The New Consumer Contract, with Erich Joachimsthaler of VIVALDI

Today’s guest is Erich Joachimsthaler, VIVALDI CEO and author of The Interaction Field (among others). Since his time at university, Erich has spent his career chasing the intangible value of a brand, far beyond sentimentality and logo recognition. In his latest book, Erich lays out the true intangible value brands can leverage — new digital business models that go beyond delivering great products and services. He shared why brands must enter into a new “Customer Contract” with consumers, one in which they work to solve problems faced by society, not the market.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel: How Dark Stores and Micro-Fulfillment Centers are Revolutionizing the Retail Supply Chain

As the well-worn proverb says, “necessity is the mother of invention,” the pandemic hit retail spaces particularly hard, pushing consumers to use ecommerce more as social and safety protocols increased. While there may be more stores open now, shoppers have found that the convenience and speed when ordering items online is invaluable even long after the protocols have gone.

To take advantage of this, retailers have turned parts or all of their spaces into “dark stores,” which act much the same way a warehouse or fulfillment center would. The opportunity then arises for retailers to not only leverage a wealth of direct consumer data from these types of transactions, but also provide greater personalization and localization services. This itself sets off a bevy of offers and angles from which to engage their customers.

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HAPTICS TOUCH

TOMORROW

In Partnership With

Gentle taps, vibrations and buzzes from our devices enhance our experiences today, but the potential for touch (aka haptics) is just beginning within our accelerating digital world. Marketers frequently praise sight, sound and motion options, but few imagined that touch could be part of the equation to drive more immersive experiences. Imagine feeling the images you see on any of your screens – from mobile to TV. What if you could shake hands with a hologram of your client who is standing in a conference room across the world? Imagine if you could feel the leather seats of your next car in a virtual showroom, or if your yoga pants became your yoga instructor through vibration guidance. What if when you wanted a coffee, your shoes directed you to the closest Starbucks through a series of taps on your toes?

 

One of the limitations of AR and VR is not feeling the reality in which you are immersed. But with breakthroughs in haptic technology, rich, threedimensional shapes and textures can be felt as well as seen. You can now experience the sensation of touch in midair. No wonder the Global Haptics Technology market is predicted to reach $43.62 billion by 2026.

 

 

 

LECHAL
FOOTWEAR OF THE FUTURE

 

There is nothing worse than walking down a crowded street and seeing a sea of tourists approaching, heads down, earphones in, tethered to their phones. What if they could navigate hands-free, hassle-free and heads-up? Lechal uses gentle vibratory feedback on your feet to guide you invisibly. Their smart insoles and smart buckles attach to your existing shoes, promising to keep you afoot of the next turn.

 

 

 

 

 

WEARABLEX
ACTIVATED YOGA APPAREL

 

What if you could take a guided yoga session on your own time and on your own terms? WearableX has made that a reality with their Nadi X activated yoga apparel. Their pants include built-in haptic technology with integrated sensors that guide your yoga flow with gentile vibrations, keeping you aligned and energized. The future of wellness is in real-time feedback, and WearableX knows the right touch to share it.

 

ULTRALEAP
REDEFINING INTERACTION

 

What if you could feel tactile sensations with no wearables? No controllers? Just natural interaction. Ultraleap projects feeling directly onto your hands using ultrasound that combines hand tracking and virtual touch technologies. This enables you to reach into the digital world.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

 

LECHAL
FOOTWEAR OF THE FUTURE

 

There is nothing worse than walking down a crowded street and seeing a sea of tourists approaching, heads down, earphones in, tethered to their phones. What if they could navigate hands-free, hassle-free and heads-up? Lechal uses gentle vibratory feedback on your feet to guide you invisibly. Their smart insoles and smart buckles attach to your existing shoes, promising to keep you afoot of the next turn.

 

WEARABLEX
ACTIVATED YOGA APPAREL

 

What if you could take a guided yoga session on your own time and on your own terms? WearableX has made that a reality with their Nadi X activated yoga apparel. Their pants include built-in haptic technology with integrated sensors that guide your yoga flow with gentile vibrations, keeping you aligned and energized. The future of wellness is in real-time feedback, and WearableX knows the right touch to share it.

 

ULTRALEAP

REDEFINING INTERACTION

 

What if you could feel tactile sensations with no wearables? No controllers? Just natural interaction. Ultraleap projects feeling directly onto your hands using ultrasound that combines hand tracking and virtual touch technologies. This enables you to reach into the digital world.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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