Tanvas

Feel what you see on any touch surface.

Tanvas is redefining touch by enabling you to feel what you see on any touchscreen. Tanvas has developed a solid-state, capacitive touch sensor that goes beyond simple buzzing and vibrations, delivering true haptics with unlimited lifelike textures. Tanvas can be built into any touch-enabled product across a wide range of applications including automotive, retail, consumer electronics, visually impaired and custom displays.

Tanvas was founded in 2011 by haptic pioneers, Ed Colgate and Michael Peshkin, and is based on years of research at the Northwestern University Neuroscience and Robotics Lab.

The company is based in Chicago and its other investors include Microsoft, Peak6, Northwestern University, Dick Kramlich and In-Q-Tel.