OPTIS Unveils HIM 2017 Integrating Haptic Feedback & VR Audio

OPTIS introduces the new version of the virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference

OPTIS today unveiled HIM 2017, Human Ergonomic Evaluation, powered by NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs and NVIDIA VRWorks™ to deliver accurate and realistic 3D virtual prototyping.


One important challenge when replacing a physical prototype with a digital model is to ensure the digital model mirrors the real world. OPTIS answers this challenge with a physical simulation approach that achieves industry expectations of accuracy. HIM software brings the virtual prototype to unmatched level of realism. For the first time, three human perceptive senses - sight, hearing, touch, through haptic feedback - are combined to immerse professionals in their design or training platform with a lifelike experience.

Quadro GPUs provide the reliability and performance HIM software requires to experience 3D virtual prototypes immediately in scale, with a high level of realism. HIM also allows a full body motion capture to evaluate interaction between end-users and future products. HIM includes collision detection based on NVIDIA PhysX®, a key component of the NVIDIA VRWorks SDK. High-fidelity sound restitution using VRWorks' VR Audio to fully simulate how sound propagates, combined with the audio material definition expertise of OPTIS Genesis, market reference for audio simulation in aerospace and car industry, provides for an entirely realistic VR immersion.

HIM facilitates an interactive decision-making for globally distributed teams using virtual prototypes, enabling all stakeholders across design, production and maintenance to be involved earlier in the product development process, reducing communication barriers. Design decisions are easier and faster to make thanks to a collaborative VR environment. For every new product that is designed manufacturers can use HIM to model the production and assembly line in virtual reality and study any gesture to be performed both by humans and robots, in view to maximize the safety and comfort of operators when building the product. Industrial players can now test and correct assembly errors related to robotics early, and safely operating maintenance on their machines.

"Soon, robots will gain ground in the design process and in industrial manufacturing in general. OPTIS' solutions facilitate the upstream work, the use of the virtual reality favoring human-machine interactions." says Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of OPTIS.

Featured Product

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.