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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...

Hands-on: Go Touch VR’s Haptic Feedback is So Simple You’ll Wonder Why You Didn’t...

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are also the smartest. Go Touch VR's approach to VR haptics achieves surprising effectiveness out of small, simple haptic devices...

Hands-on: Reactive Grip Haptic Controller Prototype with Vive Tracker, Touch, and Custom SteamVR Tracking

Tactical Haptics, developers of the Reactive Grip controller, are showing their latest prototypes now with attachments for the Vive Tracker, Oculus Touch, and a...
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Hands-on: StrikerVR’s Latest Prototype Haptic Gun Packs More Than Just Virtual Bullets

At GDC 2017 this week we've gone hands-on with the latest prototype of StrikerVR's 'Arena Infinity' haptic VR gun. Built (for now) for the...

Hardlight VR $499 Haptic Suit Kickstarter Passes $80k Target

Hardlight VR is a new haptic suit from Nullspace VR that launched its Kickstarter last week. It's already set to pass its original goal...

NullSpace VR’s New ‘Hardlight’ Haptic Suit is Heading to Kickstarter

NullSpace VR are poised to launch a new haptic vest focused toward immersive, virtual reality gaming, via Kickstarter soon. The Hardlight suit integrates 16 haptic...

EXOS Haptic VR Exoskeleton Glove Aims to Deliver Practical Touch Feedback

EXOS is a new haptic enabled VR glove which uses force feedback to deliver the sensation of physicality when inside immersive applications. Tokyo based developer...

Quantifying Touch on 15 Dimensions with SynTouch

SynTouch has created a system that can quantify the sense of touch on fifteen different dimensions called the SynTouch Standard, and they're one of...

Tricking the Brain is the Only Way to Achieve a Total Haptics Solution

Deep in the basement of the Sands Expo Hall at CES was an area of emerging technologies called Eureka Park, which had a number...
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