May 14, 2015

Innovation and Haptic Touch, with Chris Ullrich – The Innovation Engine Podcast

On this week’s episode of “The Innovation Engine,” we look at innovation and haptic touch. Among the topics we talk about are:

  • Why touch is one of the most powerful senses available to any developer
  • How touch technology may eventually enable entirely new forms of communication
  • Why you shouldn’t be alarmed to hear that your clothes may soon reach out and touch you

Chris Ullrich, Vice President of User Experience at Immersion Corporation, joins us to discuss those topics and more. Immersion Corporation is one of the worldwide leaders in haptic touch technology. At Immersion, Chris is responsible for ensuring that haptic products and technologies designed by the company are highly valued by users, developers, and OEM customers.

Since joining Immersion in 2000, he has worked across departments to innovate, develop, and bring to market a variety of technologies. He has also directed software research and development in 3-D, directed the medical simulation engineering team, and led the design and development of next-generation surgical instruments.

This episode highlights haptic touch, the potential it holds, and where it’s headed. If you’d like to learn more about Chris Ullrich and Immersion, you can visit the Immersion website at You can also follow them on Twitter at @HapticsDev.


Interested in finding out areas where haptic touch will change our lives? Tune in to the full episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast below.

About The Innovation Engine

Since 2014, 3Pillar has published The Innovation Engine, a podcast that sees a wide range of innovation experts come on to discuss topics that include technology, leadership, and company culture. You can download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on Apple Podcasts. You can also tune in via the podcast’s home on Spotify to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser.