BHaptics Announces $299 VR Haptic Gloves

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Since its foundation in 2015, haptic technology company bHaptics has released several VR-ready haptic suits compatible with over 100 games and apps, from VR rhythm games like Beat Saber to action-adventure games like Half-Life: Alyx , with the list growing every day.

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Meta Acquires Berlin-based Haptic Tech Startup Lofelt

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Meta has acquired Lofelt, a Berlin-based startup developing advanced haptic technologies for VR and other devices. Founded in 2014, Lofelt has garnered around €10 million (~$10 million USD) to develop both haptic software and hardware.

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This VR Treadmill Comes With Its Own Headset & Haptic Vest

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” StepVR, a VR technology service company based out of China, is launching a commercial omnidirectional motion system complete with its own VR headset and haptic vest. The post This VR Treadmill Comes With Its Own Headset & Haptic Vest appeared first on VRScout.

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High-end Haptic VR Glove Company HaptX Raises $23 Million Investment

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HaptX, which makes-enterprise focused haptic VR gloves, has announced the closure of a $23 million investment. HaptX has been enhancing and refining its enterprise-focused haptic VR gloves for several years now.

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bHaptics announces TactGlove consumer haptic glove

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bHaptics , the Korean company focused on providing consumer-oriented haptic devices, has announced the launch of a new product of its suite: TactGlove, a wireless glove to provide haptic feedback. bHaptics is a startup that offers a suite of products to provide haptic feedback.

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HaptX Launches True-Contact Haptic Gloves For VR And Robotics

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HaptX delivers an intuitive wearable haptic device to meet the demanding quality requirements of enterprise customers. Each glove features more than 130 points of tactile feedback , promising far more realistic interactions than those offered by standard vibration and force feedback haptics.

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Senseglove Nova hands-on: haptic gloves with great comfort

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Today I’m writing a post about one of the best haptics devices I have tried at AWE 2021: Senseglove Nova, a pair of gloves for virtual reality. The purpose of these gloves is to give a decent haptic feedback for an affordable price, and I think that it has been fulfilled.

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SenseGlove Nova VR Haptic Gloves Are Straight Out Of ‘Ready Player One’

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CES 2021 continues to deliver with the reveal of SenseGlove’s motion tracking haptic gloves. “The next big step towards truly immersive VR training is to have haptic interactions. News CES CES 2021 Haptic Gloves SenseGlove Nova VR Haptics

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VR Go-Kart Rig Features Haptic Feedback And Wind Simulation

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CXC’s haptic rig simulates “the violence, the vibration, the physical effort” of a real race. Normally, these professional-grade setups have users viewing the action via a standard 2D monitor combined from the seat of a powerful haptic rig.

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Mouth Haptics Let You Kiss, Smoke, And Eat Spiders In VR

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Researchers working for Carnegie Melon University’s Future Interfaces Group have developed a new haptic feedback device that utilizes ultrasonic transducers to simulate a realistic sense of touch on your mouth, allowing for more realistic VR experiences. News Haptics Meta Quest 2

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VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum

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Haptic feedback is an awesome addition to any VR experience, whether it be the feeling of two swords clashing in Blade & Sorcery or the rumble of a violent explosion in Half-Life: Alyx. Here you can adjust the volume and haptics, and access data such as your current battery life.

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HaptX Gloves hands-on: one of a kind haptic device for VR

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At AWE 2021, these gloves have made their first public appearance in an exhibition, and I have been incredibly happy to finally be able to try them because I have always been curious to try this haptic sensation that everyone defined as being unique in its genre.

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HaptX Launches New & Improved DK2 Haptic VR Gloves for Enterprise

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HaptX, the company building high-end haptic VR gloves for enterprises, launched its latest model, DK2, which is now available for purchase. The new version is said to have improved haptics, force-feedback, size, comfort, and manufacturability.

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Meta Acquires Haptics Startup Lofelt – But Why?

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Meta is acquiring haptics startup Lofelt. Lofelt developed software tools for developers to integrate high quality haptics into their apps, from mobile to consoles to VR. The company had also worked on a haptic wristband back in 2017, a wearable subwoofer called Basslet.

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

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The company behind the force feedback haptic gloves HaptX and research teams from Virginia Tech and University of Florida have secured a $1.5 Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots appeared first on Road to VR. Haptics News VR Force Feedback haptics haptx.

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Meta Acquires Haptic Startup Lofelt

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Last Friday, Meta publicly announced the acquisition of Berlin-based haptics developers Lofelt. The Lofelt purchase enables Meta to double down on its haptics research leading into the proposed October release window for the upcoming Quest device.

Tactical Haptics SaberGrip Controller Takes VR Sword Fights And Fishing To The Next Level

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Sliding plates and a cylindrical form-factor offer a more engaging haptic eperience. VR/AR haptic feedback specialists Tactical Haptics this week revealed a new addition to its lineup of haptic controllers designed specifically for VR sword fighting, fishing, and tool training.

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

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Oculus has added new documentation to their developer knowledge base detailing the ‘buffered haptics’ feature of the Oculus SDK, a method for programming more advanced haptic feedback from the company’s Touch controllers. Oculus Touch uses linear actuators to provide feedback, a haptic technology which has been increasingly replacing the simple ‘rumble’ feedback common console gamepads.

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Haptic VR Glove Company HaptX Raises $12 Million in New Funding

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HaptX, the company building VR gloves with advanced haptics, this week announced that is has raised $12 million in a Series A-1 investment which will be used to open a new headquarters based in Redmond, WA, and expand its team.

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Jake Rubin talks HaptX gloves and the future of haptics

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One of the most interesting announcements of last week has been the release of the HaptX Gloves DK2 , one of the most interesting haptic gloves for VR. I am very intrigued by these gloves that can provide quasi-realistic haptic sensations to the hands of the user s and that have been praised by all XR journalists. There are several other companies developing haptic peripherals for VR and AR, but what sets us apart is our focus on realistic, true-contact haptic sensation.

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Report: PSVR 2 May Feature 4K Visuals, Eye-Tracking, Haptics

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According to a report by UploadVR , Sony’s upcoming next-gen VR headset, the PlayStation VR 2, will feature a 4k improved resolution, built-in haptic technology, and a bevy of other impressive features that promise to take console VR to the next level.

bHaptics Announces Pre-orders for TactSuit X Series Haptic Vests, Starting at $300

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bHaptics, the South Korea-based startup making haptic accessories for VR, today opened pre-orders for two new versions of its TactSuit haptic vests. The post bHaptics Announces Pre-orders for TactSuit X Series Haptic Vests, Starting at $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

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New Apple Patents Cover “Micro-gesture” XR Input, Head-worn Haptics to Guide User Attention

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Another newly granted patent covers the use of head-worn haptics as a means of directing the user’s attention toward virtual objects which are out of sight.

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Researchers develop VR headset with mouth haptics

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Computing News AR haptics Metaverse mouth haptics Virtual Reality VRResearchers have developed a way to feel various sensations on your mouth, such as spiders crawling across or water droplets.

How AI and Haptics Could Revolutionize VR Gaming

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AI not only affects the virtual environment, but could be critical in improving the haptics and motion-gear associated with VR as well. That leaves three different solutions: graspable, wearable and touchable haptic systems. That’s where haptic suits and gloves come in– and fortunately, there are a few companies already working on this! . BHaptics , for instance, has a tactsuit that allows sensations from VR to be received at over 70 haptic feedback points.

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Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics

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When you think about “haptics,” particularly in the sense of extended reality , you probably think about hardware and wearables that let you interact with and feel your environment. Haptics require hardware but they also require software. Haptics for Everyone.

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Exclusive: Striker VR Raises $4M to Bring Its Haptic VR Gun to Consumers – First Look

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Striker VR, maker of high-end haptic VR gun peripherals for the out-of-home market, announced today it has raised a $4 million investment and plans to use the funds to make its first move into the consumer VR space.

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Haptics Company Exiii is Loaning Its ‘EXOS Wrist’ Haptic Device to Developers for Free

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Exiii , a Japan-based startup working in VR haptics, is starting a free rental program across the US and Japan that will let developers go hands-on with the company’s latest haptic developer kit, EXOS Wrist DK2 , for up to six months, free of charge. The so-called ‘EXOS for Hackers’ program was devised to seed the developer community with their haptic devices, targeting independent or developers at startups that have limited budgets for a month-long period.

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Tactical Haptics Raises $2.2 Million to Build Haptic VR Controller Dev Kit

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Tactical Haptics , a company pioneering a novel form of haptic feedback which can create compelling sensations that go far beyond rumble, announced today it has raised $2.2 million to create a development kit of a haptic VR controller as a stepping stone to an eventual consumer product. Tactical Haptics is one of the OGs of the of the new VR landscape. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Tactical Haptics' Vive Demo is Further Proof That VR Needs More Than Rumble.

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Researchers Develop VR Haptic Feedback System Using Custom Quadcopters

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Are custom-build drones retrofitted with touchable surfaces the future of VR haptic feedback? In a recent scientific publication entitled VRHapticDrones: Providing Haptics in Virtual Reality through Quadcopters , researchers from LMU Munich, TU Darmstadt, Wellesley College, the University of Duisburg,-Essen, and the University of Regensburg offer a solution to body-free VR haptic feedback in the form of a programmable quadcopter system.

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Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest

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Since that debut, BeBop Sensors has been working non-stop on its enterprise-friendly haptic technology. When you move your fingers or reach out to grab an object, the response time between the real-world and the virtual world is just under 6 milliseconds, all thanks to fast sensor speeds clocking in at 160Hz and six full-range haptic actuators. Featuring a unique open palm design, the gloves are breathable and can be cleaned more easily than other haptic gloves.

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Military Contractor ECS Awarded Grant to Build VR Army Medic Trainer with Advanced Haptics

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SEE ALSO HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training. HaptX —which makes perhaps the most advanced haptic gloves presently available—has been positioning its product toward virtual reality training and other non-consumer applications.

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

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For the new (and awkwardly named) Justice League: An IMAX VR Exclusive experience the Centre is set to debut the ‘Reactive Grip’ haptic controller from Tactical Haptics. Tactical Haptics has been on the VR scene since the early days, developing their novel haptic technology which they call Reactive Grip. It’s a convincing and immersive effect that can’t be achieved with traditional rumble haptics. Image courtesy Tactical Haptics.

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Facebook Reveals Latest Wrist-worn Prototypes for XR Input & Haptics

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Facebook today revealed some of its latest research and vision for a wrist-worn input device that the company expects to form the basis of AR and VR interactions and haptics in the future. ” Always-on Haptics.

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VR Exoskeleton Offers Affordable Leg Tracking & Haptic Feedback

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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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Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now

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In the world of haptic feedback accessories, the SUBPAC Wearable Physical Sound System is a favorite among VR entertainment providers. Using the SUBPAC haptic vest, players with hearing difficulties were able to feel the music as well as their interactions in-game interactions, allowing them to experience the same level of immersion that is offered to other players. The post Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now appeared first on VRScout.

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HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training

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The company recently demonstrated how their haptic tech can scale all the way up to the Browning M2, a mounted.50 HapTech makes an electromagnetic recoil system which is the foundation of its StrikerVR haptic guns which are designed as peripherals for high-end VR attractions. Many of the haptics in M2 simulators available today are based on pneumatics. While the M2 shows that the company’s haptic tech can scale up to something as large as a.50

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