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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Feel VR From Your Head To Your Toes Using These Haptic Sneakers

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This month marked the launch of DropLabs’ EP 01 Triple Black , an updated version of the companies previously-released EP 01 haptic sneaker. ” No doubt these haptic kicks would pair nicely with a wide range of existing VR games and experiences.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wireality Is A Low-Cost VR Haptics System That Turns You Into A Puppet

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We’ve seen a lot of different approaches to solving VR haptics over the past few years. It’s like VR haptics by way of puppetry. A lot of what makes consumer VR haptics tough is making it simple and accessible for users.

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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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Hands-on: Experiencing Shock & Awe with Teslasuit’s Electro-stimulation Haptics

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Teslasuit is a London-based company that makes an enterprise-focused haptic suit like none other I’ve experienced thus far. Although it wasn’t painful, it certainly got my attention in a way that even the most aggressive haptic motor-based suit never has.

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Facebook Patents Reveal Deep Research On True Haptic VR Gloves

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The term “haptic gloves” usually refers to finger tracking gloves with vibration motors on each finger. Facebook previously showed research involving a haptic glove , but not force feedback gloves. a virtual wall) in a virtual space, the haptic assembly prevents a physical movement of the user finger to move in a direction through the virtual object in the virtual space.

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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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Tactical Haptics ‘Reactive Grip’ VR Controllers Are Now Production Ready

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Tactical Haptics today announced the new production-ready design for their haptic VR controllers which adapt the shape of their grip to make using virtual objects feel more real. Location-based experiences have higher budgets for hardware to create a more immersive experience than consumer VR, whereas training experiences often need better haptic feedback to accurately represent the real life object they’re training for.

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Hands-on with TEGway’s VR Thermal Haptics Dev Kit, Launching in March

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Korea-based TEGway , developers of a haptic accessory which generates hot and cold temperatures with impressively low latency, plans to launch a wearable VR thermal haptic dev kit aim in March. Forehead mounted thermal haptic modules | Photo by Road to VR.

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High Fidelity Teams With NeoSensory For ‘Exoskin’ Haptic Jacket

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The creator of Second Life looks to bring realistic haptic feedback to the budding VR platform. With Ready Player One out in theaters now, people are especially interested in the haptic feedback and infinite treadmill technology shown in the film, specifically how long they’ll be waiting before they’re able to start grinding on each other in VR dance clubs. ” Developers can also control and alter the exoskin to create their own haptic programs using Javascript.

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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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PhD Student Uses $25,000 Robot to Apply Realistic Haptic Feedback to Vive Controls

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Wireality is an Experimental Haptic Feedback Device Using Shoulder-mounted Strings

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers published a paper recently that proposes a novel VR haptic feedback device, which unlike strictly hand-worn haptic devices, lets you feel objects in VR with a measure of ‘positional’ resistance.

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VR Research Project Uses Electrical Impulses For Controller-Free Haptic Feedback

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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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VAR LIVE Combines Wind, Smell, And Haptics For Next-Level Location-Based VR

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This includes everything from the vibration guns (both a pistol and rifle), sonic vibration platform, and wind system to the electronic motor dynamic platform and smell system, each designed to enhance the users in-headset experience with full-body haptic feedback.

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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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Tactical Haptics To Bring Production Design Controllers To GDC

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But Tactical Haptics will be offering a look at its latest design for its VR controllers , too. Tactical Haptics offers a pair of motion-tracked VR controllers. The aim is to provide more convincing haptic feedback in VR, replicating the shift in weight and pressure you’d feel when, say, opening a door or picking up an object. Controllers Hardware haptic feedback tactical haptics

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Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors

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The patent then goes on to detail the potential integration of haptic feedback technology, which could include “one or more vibration devices integrated into the floor mat to generate vibration at the floor mat; and wherein the virtual reality experience is augmented by generating vibration at the floor mat via at least one vibration device of the one or more vibration devices.”. The post Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors appeared first on VRScout.

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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’s Researchers Made A Wrist-Worn Prototype For Haptic Feedback And Free Hand Movement

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At the World Haptics Conference 2019 Facebook showed a prototype wrist-worn haptic VR/AR device called ‘Tasbi’ The device was created by a team of six Facebook Reality Labs researchers along with an interning PhD student from Rice University. It uses a combination of vibrations and squeezing (dynamic tension adjustment) to mimic haptic feedback for virtual objects. Haptics controller Facebook Reality Labs haptic input oculus tasbi touch wrist wrist-worn

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Tactical Haptics Will Launch Dev Kit Preorders For ‘Haptic Controllers’ On May 29

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Tactical Haptics will launch preorders for its Reactive Grip controller development kit on May 29. The controller uses “haptic feedback” to give you a sense of touch in applications such as virtual reality games. William Provancher, CEO of Tactical Haptics , will give demos of the controller dev kit at the Silicon Valley VR Meetup tonight in Mountain View, California. Image Credit: Tactical Haptics. Above: Tactical Haptics controllers let you dual wield guns in VR.

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