ATLANTA – NextInput, an Atlanta-based technology development company focused on creating new methods of human-machine interaction, has joined the Center for Organic Photonics at Georgia Tech as member of the Center’s Industrial Affiliates Program.

NextInput has developed force and pressure sensitive touch technologies based on MEMS sensors, an innovative new way of interacting with electronic devices. Their patent-pending technology provides a tactile, force or pressure sensitive method of interfacing with virtually any electronic device.
When asked about joining the program, Don Metzger, CEO of NextInput stated, “It represents an important step in NextInput’s mission to deliver the next generation of touch interfaces to the marketplace. Our research here is defining methods of human-machine interaction that have never been seen before.”

As a member of the program, NextInput will connect to the faculty expertise and highly trained student and graduates of the Center as well as an international network of partners in the field of organic photonics and electronics.  This includes information on the latest research and discoveries and invitations to exclusive events.

“We are delighted to participate in the COPE program at Georgia Tech,” added Don. “NextInput has a Georgia Tech heritage, and our team is very excited to explore groundbreaking organic-film based technologies with COPE’s team of faculty and scientists.”

Bernard Kippelen, Director of the Center stated, “The disruptive technologies that we invent within COPE in the area of printed electronics are a perfect fit for the new products and solutions that NextInput is developing. Transitioning our technology into technology companies is part of COPE’s mission and we are delighted to enter into this new partnership with NextInput.”

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