In today’s fast-paced world, where touchscreens have become ubiquitous, we’ve all experienced moments of frustration trying to navigate a touchscreen interface while keeping our attention on the task at hand. Whether it’s in our vehicles, industrial equipment, medical devices, or countless other applications, the struggle to operate touchscreens efficiently and safely is a common theme. The desire for modern, sleek, and intuitive technology often clashes with the need for tactile feedback and ease of operation.

RAFI’s proprietary FLEXSCAPE technology revolutionizes the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) game by bringing tactile buttons, rotary dials and wheels to touchscreens without the need for cutting holes in the top cover glass. But what makes this innovation so compelling, and why should OEMs pay attention?



In critical applications, the ability to focus on the task at hand without diverting your attention to a touchscreen is paramount. FLEXSCAPE addresses this fundamental need by providing a tactile experience directly on touch-sensitive surfaces.

It’s not just about touch – it’s about feedback. FLEXSCAPE goes beyond haptics, offering a tactile confirmation of button activation. When you press a physical button or turn a physical wheel, you feel it. This feedback provides a crucial level of confirmation, allowing you to operate critical functions with precision and confidence.



You might be wondering if adding tactile buttons and wheels to a touchscreen compromises the integrity of an IP-rated system… The beauty of FLEXSCAPE lies in its ability to combine the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the tactile benefits without sacrificing protection. Your HMI system can maintain its IP rating, ensuring it remains robust and resilient even in challenging environments.

The desire for tactile feedback on touchscreens isn’t limited to one industry. Whether it’s enhancing the user experience in vehicles, simplifying the operation of complex machinery, or improving the usability of medical equipment, FLEXSCAPE offers a versatile solution that OEMs can harness to meet their unique end-use goals and requirements.

We’re excited for the potential that FLEXSCAPE brings to the HMI industry! It’s a breakthrough in human-machine interaction and offers a much-needed tactile experience on touchscreens, bridging the gap between modern technology and the instinctual need for tactile feedback. This innovation can:

✓  elevate user experiences

✓  improve safety

✓  provide precision & confidence

The future of touchscreens is tactile.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today! Or check out our FLEXSCAPE Technology Spotlight!