VR Exoskeleton Offers Affordable Leg Tracking & Haptic Feedback


The exoskeletal devices also feature haptic feedback technology capable of delivering detailed physical sensations, whether it be a bullet hitting your leg or the feel of different terrain and conditions, such as moving water or high winds. Because VR teleportation is so 2016.

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Google Reveals Hyper-Immersive Haptic Feedback System For.


Google Reveals Hyper-Immersive Haptic Feedback System For Virtual Reality Google shocked the tech world with the April 1 announcement of yet another landmark achievement in the emerging field of virtual reality. Google’s VR team brought immersive experiences to the masses with Cardboard. Today, Google is changing the game for VR yet again. hyper immersive haptic feedback virtual reality google emerging


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Oculus Touch Haptics Supported By Steam, Bringing Full Support One Step Closer


6, and we’ve confirmed an additional 10 killer titles like Google Earth and Tilt Brush you can get through Steam that also work with Oculus Touch. Touch haptics are now supported in the latest SteamVR beta. Longbow in particular makes excellent use of haptic feedback, simulating the feeling of pulling back a bowstring in a very believable way with the HTC Vive controllers. Tagged with: Haptics , oculus touch. hardware Haptics oculus touch

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London’s Otherworld Might Just Be The Coolest-Looking VR Arcade In Existence


When visitors enter the sterile white environment, they are immediately greeted to two identical rows of cylindrical pods, each of which housing an HTC Vive Pro set-up as well as extra-sensory and haptic feedback technology that can simulate heat, wind, various scents, even physical rumbling. Dream Corporation’s “neon jungle” features 14 extra-sensory VR pods, a bar, and a poke kitchen.

Google Tests Interactive Learning with VR Espresso Machine, “People learned faster and better in VR”

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The team behind Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, is currently conducting experiments with the aim of broadening virtual reality’s usecase to include more interactive learning. image courtesy Google. SEE ALSO This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees. “We were excited to find out that people learned faster and better in VR,” says Google Software Engineer Ian MacGillivray in a blogpost.

Spatial Beats: Oculus, Google & Snap

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This week, we look at tech stocks, Quest 2’s continued rise, Google’s VR sunsetting, and horsing around with Snapchat See the full roundup below. What is up with Google and XR? W elcome back to Spatial Beats.

Google’s New Pixel Phones Are “factory calibrated and optimized for AR”, Now With 60 FPS Tracking

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Google’s event today saw the unveiling of its newest smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. ” Google says its specially calibrated Pixel 2 camera enables robust tracking, even in low-light conditions, allowing the phone to track the environment and render AR objects at 60 frames per second (FPS). image courtesy Google. aperture lens, Google’s Pixel 2 nearly matches the same portion of the spec sheet as iPhone 8’s 12MP camera with f/1.8

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A History of Haptics: Electric Eels to an Ultimate Display


At HaptX, we periodically speak to leading experts in haptic technology, its history, and its applications. Archer, recently curated a special issue in the journal New Media & Society focused on haptics, which is now available for purchase through Sage Journals. A History of Haptics: The Birth of a New Language. How did you become interested in the history of haptics, as well as haptic technology and media? Haptic Media Studies Explained. Haptics

Dress for Success: Talking Headsets and Haptic Suits with Skarred Ghost Antony Vitillo

XR for Business Podcast

From headsets to haptic suits, there is going to be a lot of accessories and apparel in XR to chose from, including some that expand senses you didn't even know were XR-compatible. You've got things like haptic suits, haptic gloves. Let's start at something crazy; haptic suits. Let's talk about haptic suits, and why and where these would be used in any industries. You can have haptic feedback. Alan: The haptics ones also have force feedback.

Spatial Beats: Apple VR, Google Poly & LBVR Hangs On

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Finally, why in the name of the geek gods is Google shutting down Poly? Google’s own Tilt Brush, an important content creation tool, relies on Poly. Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett just left Google, too. W elcome back to Spatial Beats.

Our Favorite April Fools Day VR Announcements


Google was also advertising their own haptic solution at the time, Haptic Helpers , which assigned a dedicated Google employee to each VR user in order to ensure maximum immersion throughout their experiences, no matter what the cost. Image Credit: Google. Building off the success of their Google Cardboard initiative, Chromebook Cardboard would take the program to new heights, allowing owners to use their Chromebooks as a window to new worlds.

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Facebook Patent Teases AR Fedora, Visor, And Cowboy Hat


According to Facebook, the hat-based form factor would offer a wider range of benefits compared to AR glasses, such as Google Glass, which are limited technologically by their size and form factor.

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Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR

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SEE ALSO Google & LG Detail Next-Gen 1,443 PPI OLED VR Display, 'especially ideal for standalone AR/VR'. After running a short clip of one of Oculus’ haptic glove experiments, he adjusted his previous opinion that haptic feedback for hands wasn’t even on the distant horizon, saying that “we’ll have useful haptic hands in some form within ten years.”. SEE ALSO Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback.

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The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This


To mimic the tactile feedback that you experience in real life, you’ll need sensors and haptics all over your body or at least in significant areas, like the face, hands, and feet. The first hardware generation attempting to solve the body feedback problem will likely use full bodysuits with haptic responses aligned to the VR experience. Haptic feedback, movement speed in VR, and other techniques could add to the weight effect. VR Industry News future Haptics locomotion

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ZTE launches 5.5-inch Google Daydream-ready Axon 7 for $450.


ZTE launches 5.5-inch Google Daydream-ready Axon 7 for $450 alongside its first VR headset ZTE has launched its second Axon-branded flagship, the Axon 7 , alongside a compatible virtual reality headset, known as ZTE VR. Other highlights include front-firing stereo speakers powered by a pair of discrete digital audio chips; a rear-mounted, haptically enhanced fingerprint sensor (it vibrates to assist in finger placement); and NFC for contactless payments.

Nintendo Labo, or how Google Cardboard changed everything


If the idea of cardboard-based peripherals sounds familiar to you at all, that’s probably because of Google Cardboard popularizing the concept since 2014. By turning a common smartphone into a cheap VR headset with Cardboard, Google was able to significantly lower the barrier of entry to VR and make it much more accessible to a wider audience. The post Nintendo Labo, or how Google Cardboard changed everything appeared first on VR World.

Levi’s Created A Smart Jacket In Collaboration With Google

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Levi’s smart jacket that’s encapsulated with Google’s Jacquard technology has the goal to provide practical purpose to wearables. Google said that Jacquard can make it to blend touch and gesture interactions into any textile that uses standard and industrial approaches. A trucker jacket was established as the starter consumer product of the partnership between Levi’s and Google and was set to be out in the market by September 2017.

Vuzix Blade AR Glasses with Alexa Integration Announced at CES 2018


Vuzix, a Rochester, New York-based display provider, is doing the same for AR glasses where Google's Glass failed. However, unlike with Google Glass where you looked like a dork. Haptic vibration alert. Vuzix Blade AR Glasses Google Glass developer kit ces 2018From the same city where Kodak grew to a massive worldwide company and ultimately died. The Vuzix Blade AR glasses unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. The Vuzix Blade projects an image in the top right of your view.

Facebook’s Chief Researcher: ‘When The Next Generation of VR Shows Up, It Will Be Because We Did It’


This includes research into varifocal displays , compact wide field of view lenses , eye tracking , facial expression tracking , photorealistic avatars , haptic gloves , AI-based foveated rendering , room meshing & reconstruction , wireless video transmission , and much more.

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TapID Uses Bone Conduction To Deliver A Better Typing Experience In VR


Developers have explored potential solutions in the past, such as Google Daydream’s ultra-fun Drum Keys or Logitech’s VR compatible keyboards. This can be especially useful when performing Google searches or entering the URL of a website into a browser.

Exclusive: First-Ever Impact Reality Summit Announces 2020 Lineup


Some of the biggest names in social impact will be in attendance, including: Participant Media, Conservation International, the Rainforest Alliance, Connect for Climate/World Bank, and the Milken Institute, as well as tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Oculus.

VR Gloves Go Mainstream with Ready Player One


The new trailer had dropped, and it showed a set of haptic VR gloves worn by protagonist Wade Watts. Having read the book, I wasn’t surprised to see haptic gloves featured in the movie; I was surprised to see them shown prominently in the trailer. That was the topic of our conversation: How much would Ready Player One highlight or explain haptic technology? VR Gloves become Haptic Gloves. A haptic suit shows how haptic effects can be rendered on the body.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.09): New specs revealed for PSVR 2, Valve may be working on a standalone headset, and more!

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Regarding the controllers, we know that they are similar to the Oculus Touch but with force-feedback triggers and more nuanced haptic sensations. Google Tensor chip is made for AI and AR. It will be so overly important for Google Lens , for instance.

Facebook Leaks Codename For ‘Del Mar’ Standalone Headset With ‘Jedi Controller’


UploadVR found that Google Search had archived the Del Mar message on the documentation for Haptics, indicating that the Jedi controller has haptic feedback, like the Quest’s Touch controllers.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Google wants you to play with Blocks, this smartphone wants you to get rid of your headset, a new marketplace connecting content creators with funding, the price of the Oculus Rift is slashed, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… 1. GOOGLE WANTS YOU TO PLAY WITH BLOCKS. Google understands that the future of computing is 3D—and the computers of tomorrow will need lots of 3D objects to populate just about everything.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Or some haptic accessories?). This way when you grab an object in VR with your controller, the controller gets the shape of that object and can offer you more realistic haptic sensations. NVIDIA CloudXR is now available on Google Cloud.

11 Indie VR Gems You Should Absolutely Consider Playing & Supporting

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Nearly everything you do feels good, thanks to intuitive interactions and expert use of sound, animation, and haptics. VR games are difficult to market, especially when they don’t obviously fit into existing genres. Here’s 11 gems you may have overlooked but are well worth your consideration. The Paradox of VR Game Development.

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.01): Quest side distribution platform coming in Q1 2021, Quest competitor coming, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Shockwave promises a full haptic suit for $200. Another interesting VR product that appeared on Kickstarter is Shockwave, a haptic suit for VR offering full-body tracking and advanced haptics for only $200.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Sony promises amazing haptic sensations on the controllers, that should be able to provide “impactful, textured, and nuanced” sensations. The wrist seems to be a very promising point for next-gen haptics and controllers. Google halves its revenues on the Play Store.

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The best AR and VR news from CES 2021

The Ghost Howls

Senseglove is an “affordable” enterprise haptic glove and it has just been upgraded to a version that is much more comfortable and usable than the last one. Google AR Cloud Streaming. Read more about this news on Google Blog.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.01): Facebook is very confident in Quest 2 sales, Valve is working on Neural Interfaces, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Our brain is very plastic and the BCI could trigger the right parts of the brain so that you feel haptic sensations on 6 fingers if your avatar has 6 fingers. Google makes Tilt Brush opensource. The bad news is that this means that Google has abandoned it.

The Auggie Awards 2021


The award for Best Consumer App was presented by Hopscotch Interactive CEO Emily Olman to Google Maps Live View by Google. The Auggie Awards are a highlight event at AWE.

Designing ?Virtual Virtual Reality?, One of Mobile VR?s Most Immersive Games Yet

Road to VR

We designed unique visual and haptic feedback for the leash to fit each of Virtual Virtual Reality’s platforms and to leverage their respective control schemes. Android VR Games Feature Google Daydream Games Guest Article Mobile VR Games News Oculus Go Games Oculus Rift Games Samsung Gear VR Games VR Design VR Games Mitch Mastroni virtual virtual reality vr design VR game design VR interaction design vvr

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.28): Flight Simulator VR released, a new hack lets you use Quest without Facebook, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Google lets now everyone contribute to StreetView. If you have an ARCore-powered Android device, you can now contribute to Google StreetView. haptics) can affect our perception of gender. Happy Holidays , my dear AR/VR community!

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.10): Lynx launches MR standalone headset, Facebook acquires Scape and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Let’s see how Apple and Google will answer. Google Glass 2 is now available for direct purchase. Google states this decision was taken because the headset was selling very well among companies and developers. A good roundup of haptic devices.

Top XR Events in 2021 That Should Be on Your Must-Attend List


The 2021 International Conference on Haptics and Virtual Reality (ICHVR) will focus on theoretical and applied haptics in various VR applications.

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April Fools’ Day 2017 VR Edition


Haptic Helpers. Google is probably the most prominent April Fools’ Day pranksters out there. Haptic Helpers is here to address one of those long time features missing from VR to take immersion to the next level. Thanks to some helpful Google workers, you’ll now get an experience that includes smell, taste, and even touch. Some of the better VR and AR jokes in 2017. It’s that time of the year again.

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