Force measurement with loadpad® and buttonsens® in gaming

As e-sports, simulator games, racing games and shooters continue to gain popularity, the need for controllers to offer a more immersive and realistic experience has become crucial. One of the key factors in achieving this is haptic feedback, which allows gamers to feel the sensations of the game, and interact with it in a more meaningful way. force sensors are an essential component in the development of gaming controllers to take the haptic feedback to the next level, providing a more intuitive and immersive gaming experience.

How our force sensors can be used to improve the user experience in gaming?

novel’s loadpad® and buttonsens® force sensors are thin and conformable and can be attached to gaming controllers easily. They detect and measure the amount of force being applied, as well as the location of the force. This information can be used to develop gaming controllers, that provide different haptic feedback patterns and create a unique experience to the user. For instance vibrations, pulses, or pressure can be tailored to the needs of different gaming scenarios. In racing games, the sensor can simulate the resistance of the steering wheel or gear stick to provide a more realistic driving experience. 

What features and data do loadpad® and buttonsens® provide to game platform developers? 

Our force sensors are based on highly accurate capacitive technology. The sensors provide real-time feedback on the amount and location of force being applied. The sensors are highly sensitive, accurate and able to detect even the slightest changes in force. This makes them perfect for creating realistic and nuanced haptic feedback in simulator games, where the user experience is heavily reliant on the feedback from the controller. The sensors come with small, lightweight electronics that do not affect the player’s movements. The data is sent via Bluetooth to a mobile device and can be evaluated in real time or exported as ASCII format for later analysis. The sensors are incredibly durable and can withstand repeated use without losing accuracy or sensitivity, making them ideal for use in e-sports where the controllers are used for extended periods of time.