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CML Wins Wearable Haptics Product Award at IDTechEx Conference

Thursday, May 11th 2017

On 10 May, CML presented its new haptics product at Wearable Europe, a conference event as part of the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. The conference focuses on wearable technologies, applications, and their commercialisation and looks at the capabilities offered by new technologies. It is aimed at the full ecosystem from fashion brands to material providers.

Fifty guests presented at Wearable Europe and CML was shortlisted as one of five keynote speakers. Two companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising wearable technology. The judges of the awards were Ms Heidi Dohse from Google and Mr Ben Cooper from VF Corporation.

Mr. Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx presented CML with the award for Best New Material or Component Development. Collecting the award for CML was Dr Andrea Cantone, Business Development Manager and remarked,

"We are delighted to have received the IDTechEx Best New Material or Component Development award. There is no better recognition for Cambridge Mechatronics' innovation in the wearable market than one given by a leading research institution such as IDTechEx and their industry experts."

“The judges were particularly impressed with CML’s approach of delivering natural, localised haptic feedback with a miniature form factor – key for the wearable product segment. In combination with the ability to customise the sensation according to users’ preference made CML’s SMA haptics solution the clear winner for this product category,” said Mr Das of IDTechEx.

After establishing itself as a provider of precision SMA actuator platform technology and delivering products in the smartphone and drone camera markets, CML is now launching its new designs for next generation haptics experiences.