Science Technology Tactile Transducers as Fans: Energy Efficient? By Justin Thomas specialized in reviewing products and techniques for Treehugger from 2004-2008. He is the editor of MetaEfficient, a guide to efficient living. our editorial process Justin Thomas Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy In the summer, an acquaintance of mine uses Tactile Transducers as fans. The transducers are modified so that they vibrate a ricepaper partition-style structure. These structures are then arranged in a semi-circle — and they create quite a breeze. The question is: are they energy efficient? But remember they are also serving a dual purpose as speakers. The transducers are the gold models from Clark Synthesis.