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Novint Technologies and ForceTek Enterprises Merge

ForceTek Brings Capital and Stunning New Exoskeleton Technology, Giving Motion Control a Sense of Touch 




Tom Anderson: "Motion control is a red hot area not only in gaming but in consumer electronics as a whole. Novint has the best technology in that space right now (!!!), in my view, and as I start showing others, I believe they will agree." 




novint-falcon by Fast Company.


The Novint Falcon is a revolutionary controller that makes

 high-fidelity 3D touch possible and practical for consumer computing.

Users feel weight, shape, texture, dimension, and feedback when  playing enabled games. 




 Novint develops 3D haptic technology and products that enable people to experience a realistic sense of touch using their computer. Using our 3D haptic interface device, the Novint Falcon, and patented 3D haptic software, computer users may feel 3D objects, feel their shapes and textures, feel the dynamic properties of objects, and feel many other effects. The Novint Falcon gives force feedback through interchangeable handles that a user holds on to. Forces are created through the use of 3 electrical motors, 1 motor connected to each of the 3 arms in the device. The 3 arms connect to the device's handle. The Novint Falcon is, essentially, a small robot, yet its industrial design is something that consumers will enjoy having on their desktop. Although it gives extremely complex 3D haptic interactions, it is beautiful in its fundamental simplicity and elegance.




Tom Anderson, CEO of Novint by Sam Adams Photo.



Virtual Control Box concept image

What is 3D touch?

The idea of virtual touch in computing is as foreign to most people as the concept of television was in the age of radio. But, like the innovation of TV, the Novint Falcon, powered by our patented 3D touch technology, represents an entirely new way to experience games. Touch is an integral part of how we experience things, both physically and emotionally. Until now, high-fidelity touch has been absent from computer interface. Like movies before the introduction of sound, today's games are missing an important part of the sensory experience. So grab the Falcon and feel the next generation of gaming!

Medical application:


Novint Needle Simulator: Using technology already integrated into the Novint Falcon, an interactive 3D touch controller developed for playing touch enabled PC games, Lunar designed a solution for adapting the interchangeable grip interface for medical procedure training. The Needle Simulator allows for a virtual demonstration of a specialized injection procedure into the synovial space of shoulder and knee joints. Lunar's task was to create a custom grip which would provide key additional feedback aspects of the procedure: the look, feel and action of an actual syringe; syringe orientation (tilt angle); and plunger resistance (hydraulic).



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Novint was founded in 2000 by Tom Anderson. In 1995 Sandia National Laboratories, a United States government laboratory, bought one of the world's first commercial 3D haptic devices, and began developing haptic software. Sandia did core haptic research and research on how to use the technology for scientific visualization. It was one of the first companies in the world focused purely on the software side of the field of haptics. Anderson led the project at Sandia until 2000 at which point he founded Novint. Novint acquired an exclusive license to the technology and began to commercialize it.

Novint's vision was that the technology could fundamentally change computing, adding one of our most basic human senses and experiences to computers. Given this vision, Novint was originally focused on consumer applications, but quickly found itself in a situation where the dot com bubble was bursting and the markets were collapsing. Investments in 2001 were difficult to come by for an early stage company, so Novint focused its efforts on higher end professional applications.

Novint spent several years focusing on custom development for a variety of companies including Lockheed Martin, Chrysler, Chevron, Mobil, Aramco, Sandia National Laboratories, and Harvard University, among others.

In 2004, the cost of 3D haptic hardware was still very high, over $10,000. Novint felt that to again move towards the consumer space, it would need to develop a consumer level hardware device itself. Novint took on the daunting challenge of taking a $15,000 haptic device, licensed from its partner company Force Dimension, and turn that device into a consumer level device, robust enough for gamers, yet still have the fidelity to be used in surgical simulations.

By 2006 Novint had taken the expensive, high-end design, and working with Lunar Design, made a consumer level prototype. In June 2006, Novint went public on the OTC:BB under the ticker symbol NVNT. In late 2006, Novint put together a partnership with V-Tech to manufacture the Falcon in China.

At CES in 2007, Novint announced plans to launch the Novint Falcon as a consumer device, and on June 18, 2006 (Tom Anderson's 32nd birthday) Novint launched the world's first consumer 3D touch device, having effectively brought the cost of the hardware down two orders of magnitude (1/100 of the original cost).

At that point in time, Novint had a strong hardware solution, but felt that it needed better game support, which is currently one of the main focuses of the company. In May 2008, Novint made an agreement with Electronic Arts to license 7 AAA game titles. Novint then signed licensing agreements with other publishers and developers, including Valve Software.

In June 2009 Valve released updates to Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2 adding game support for the Novint Falcon.[1]

In December 2009, Novint launched the first beta version of F-Gen, a tool which allowed mouse-like use of the Falcon in Windows. The program also included a scripting functionality that theoretically allowed users to integrate the Falcon in to practically any game.

In February 2010, Novint launched their second Beta version of their F-Gen software, integrating their proprietary G-cube functionality. Later that same month they released a small dll patch to fix a bug that had emerged in the button functionality. Both the beta and the patch were released only on the Novint forums.[2]

A patent published Mar. 29, 2016 (lists NVNT) shows that Facebook has acquired the rights to develop an arm-mounted controller that can be used for virtual reality games. The patent outlines a product that can track the movements of the wearer’s arm, and provide feedback based on their actions and what’s going on in the game. Think of the vibration capabilities in a modern video game controller, but on your body.
According to people with knowledge of the situation, Facebook acquired the patent from Novint Technologies, a company that makes input devices for computers. Novint has been working on a product called the XIO, that looks a lot like the product in Facebook’s new patent, for at least the last five years. It has not yet released the XIO, and Novint wasn’t immediately available to comment on the status of its prototype.

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#3624   He is promoting his blockchain project. Novint is SteveSchiets 07/17/18 10:09:58 PM
#3623   Tom anderson very active lately he responded to etcetera 07/17/18 04:08:48 PM
#3622   HapticsHouse? kugopher 06/28/18 09:14:47 PM
#3621   Please dont say this is a good buy. SteveSchiets 06/28/18 06:07:49 PM
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#3619   last record, updated : 2018-05-28 SteveSchiets 06/08/18 02:57:05 AM
#3618   Domain name Novint.com is gone. And so it ends... SteveSchiets 06/08/18 02:53:33 AM
#3617   Its not on good standing, imo You are right SteveSchiets 04/17/18 01:16:21 PM
#3616   Ok but is the company still in good etcetera 04/17/18 12:57:08 PM
#3615   I did talk to Anderson, he has no news SteveSchiets 04/17/18 12:55:37 PM
#3614   U talk to aviles or anderson? What is etcetera 04/17/18 12:20:43 PM
#3613   http://exiii.jp/ SteveSchiets 04/17/18 07:00:38 AM
#3612   https://www.lens.org/lens/patent/US_9804672_B2 - Mar 7th 2018, 20:26 SteveSchiets 03/07/18 02:27:20 PM
#3611   https://qz.com/650476/facebook-wants-to-build-this-crazy-arm-controller-to-make- SteveSchiets 03/07/18 02:23:53 PM
#3610   Owners: Novint and Facebook https://www.lens.org/lens/patent/US_9299230_B2 SteveSchiets 03/01/18 01:46:19 AM
#3609   Lots of document I don't really get. SteveSchiets 02/13/18 03:28:14 AM
#3608   https://patentscope.wipo.int/search//iasr?ia=US2014019533&PAGE=HTML&ACCESS=scree SteveSchiets 02/13/18 02:56:24 AM
#3607   Some activity is still being done: SteveSchiets 02/10/18 06:34:12 AM
#3606   https://domainbigdata.com/novint.com Domain Name: NOVINT.COM SteveSchiets 01/04/18 03:14:56 PM
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#3604   Hey Deagle, I do need you on this. SteveSchiets 12/23/17 06:35:44 AM
#3603   Renewed in 2014 SteveSchiets 12/17/17 07:58:49 AM
#3602   I'm trying to link just about 'anything' to SteveSchiets 12/17/17 05:13:00 AM
#3601   Latest video on youtube of using the falcon SteveSchiets 12/17/17 03:35:22 AM
#3600   More pieces...on companies by Walter Aviles. SteveSchiets 12/16/17 02:31:28 PM
#3599   After some more digging I found something on SteveSchiets 12/16/17 02:24:29 PM
#3598   The adres of Novint on the patent: SteveSchiets 12/16/17 02:11:04 PM
#3597   Its from 2017 and it mentions Novint At [0028] SteveSchiets 12/15/17 03:49:02 PM
#3596   I have to do more DD but the SteveSchiets 12/15/17 12:19:41 PM
#3595   Legal Events SteveSchiets 12/15/17 11:18:12 AM
#3594   Methods for creating a haptic effect script for SteveSchiets 12/15/17 11:16:03 AM
#3593   patent, some activity 3 years ago. Can you SteveSchiets 12/15/17 11:10:16 AM
#3592   Deagle that would be the best news in SteveSchiets 12/15/17 11:03:03 AM
#3591   I do remember that discussion back then, but Deagle 12/15/17 10:53:03 AM
#3590   The website was very much broken. But now SteveSchiets 12/14/17 11:03:34 AM
#3589   Hey Deagle, i wish that would be the SteveSchiets 12/14/17 10:07:36 AM
#3588   NVNT is not dead....dead to whom? So Deagle 12/14/17 09:48:07 AM
#3587   something is changing...I have held a long time...changing Deagle 12/14/17 09:42:43 AM
#3586   What happened to this stock? I'm holding some shares. Campbellz 05/05/17 11:35:37 AM
#3585   obe, This is the latest I could find about SteveSchiets 02/23/17 04:56:30 AM
#3584   Thanx, Steve. I don't have PM capability. OBE 02/21/17 02:09:07 PM
#3583   Nvnt is dead. Eom site is gone SteveSchiets 02/21/17 02:00:49 PM
#3582   Help me out will ya? What's up? OBE 02/16/17 02:38:16 PM
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#3578   NVNT is a 66% BUY. I like That! OBE 12/30/16 09:59:34 AM
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#3575   No. janice shell 07/25/16 01:27:12 PM