ISE 2019: Powersoft debuts 'earth-shaking' new transducer product

Mover lets audiences feel sound through haptic perception by vibrating the surrounding environment
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Powersoft is using this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate a new product, Mover - a small yet powerful linear transducer that can be used in audio applications and as a linear motor/shaker.

Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks, or venues with vibrating acoustic floors - as well as applications that go beyond entertainment - Mover lets audiences feel the sound through haptic perception by vibrating the surrounding environment, which the human body picks up and, through bone conduction, translating the vibrations into perceivable frequencies.

Mover is available in two versions; Direct Drive and Inertial Drive. With Direct Drive, the transducer is anchored to an immovable surface and the moving magnet is directly connected to a movable surface, such as a floating floor or chair. Next to exciting the surface, Direct Drive is also able to create an offset of +/- 15 mm. As a result, the surface will not only shake but is also designed to give the audience the sensation of falling off or jumping over an object. The Inertial Drive version can be mounted directly to a surface. The ultra-low frequency reproduction is designed to excite the surface and extend the low frequency experience. Mover is also available in a low impedance and 100 Volt version.

This patented technology can also be found in the M-Force, which has found its way into earthquake simulators as well as powerful subwoofers.

Visitors to Hall 7, Y195 - one of Powersoft’s three booths at ISE - will be able to experience Mover first hand on a custom-built platform as it interacts with VR content. Users standing on the platform and wearing the requisite HTC headset can experience an immersive 360° video while being stimulated through haptic perception.

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