Haptics

Grabbing Virtual Objects with the HaptX Glove (Formerly AxonVR)

The HaptX Glove that was shown at Sundance was one of the most convincing haptics experiences that I've had in VR. While it was...
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Hands-on: Tactical Haptics’ New Controllers Let You Switch Your Grip on the Fly

This week at CES 2018, Tactical Haptics debuted a new prototype of their haptic VR controller which allows the devices to attach and detach on...

Tactical Haptics’ New Prototype VR Controller Shapeshifts to Fit Your Game

Tactical Haptics’ newly developed haptic controller prototype uses mechanical sockets that allow them to be mated in different configurations on-the-fly, in order to match...

Hardlight VR Haptic Vest Gets Significant Price Cut, Torso & Arm Tracking Demonstrated

Road to VR recently visited Hardlight VR’s downtown Seattle office to take a look at the new Mark III version of their haptic vest....

Go Touch VR Raises $1 Million for Haptic VR Tech, Shows off DK1 Design

Go Touch VR, which is developing a simple haptic device that's surprisingly effective, has raised €837,000 (approx. $1 million) in venture capital for ongoing...

‘Justice League’ IMAX VR Experience to Debut Haptic VR Controller from Tactical Haptics

The new IMAX VR Centres aim to fuse the best arcade VR games with the best peripherals, for an experience you can't get from...

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

The company formerly known as AxonVR, which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature...
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‘Haptic Shape Illusion’ Allows VR Controllers to Simulate Feel of Physically Larger Objects

In a study lead by Eisuke Fujinawa at the University of Tokyo, a team of students created a procedure for designing compact VR controllers...

bHaptics’ TactSuit Promises Better Actuator-Based Haptics at a Lower Price-Point

Gamescom is one of the few truly gargantuan expos dedicated to gaming, holding within its massive Zeppelin hanger-sized halls all manner of ostentatious booth...

Oculus Details ‘Buffered Haptics’ for Advanced Haptics on Touch Controllers

Oculus has added new documentation to their developer knowledge base detailing the 'buffered haptics' feature of the Oculus SDK, a method for programming more...

This Flexible Thermoelectric Skin Has Made Me a Believer in Thermal Haptics for VR

Korea-based TEGway is developing ThermoReal, a thermoelectric array which can generate heat and cold with impressively low latency. The flexible nature of ThermoReal could...

AxonVR is Building a Generalized Haptic Display

AxonVR was awarded US Patent No. 9,652,037 of a "whole-body human-computer interface" on May 16th, which includes an external exoskeleton as well as a...

This Pulsating ‘Haptic Skin’ is Somewhat Creepy, Mostly Awesome

Omnipulse is a new haptic technology out of Cornell's Organic Robotics Lab which uses an array of embedded pneumatic actuators to create haptic feedback which...

VRgluv Force-feedback Glove Blasts Past $100K Kickstarter Goal in 56 Hours

VRgluv has blown past its $100,000 funding goal in 56 hours on their Kickstarter page, with 27 days still to go. The product is...
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TouchSense Force Plugin Aims to Help VR Game Devs Make Better Haptics, Faster

Founded in 1993, Immersion Corp. designs and licenses haptic technology that's come to be used in gamepads you're well familiar with. Now the company...
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