Tactical Haptics to Bring ‘Production-Ready’ Haptic VR Controllers to GDC 2019

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Tactical Haptics has been working on a unique haptic controller design since its founding in 2013. Reactive Grip is a haptic controller that relies on third-party positional tracking standards such as Oculus Touch, SteamVR tracking, and OptiTrak. Image courtesy Tactical Haptics.

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller

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This prototype haptic VR controller from Microsoft Research suggests where Valve’s Index controllers could go next. A New Type Of Haptic VR Controller. TORC certainly doesn’t have all the answers for haptic feedback in VR, then.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Image Credit: Tactical Haptics. Image Credit: Tactical Haptics.

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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. Image courtesy Tactical Haptics.

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Researchers Show Off TouchVR Palm And Finger Haptic Feedback Device

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Current-generation VR controllers are fairly limited in enabling users to “feel” virtual objects; bow strings vibrate with haptic shivers, while guns kick back as they fire bullets. The post Researchers Show Off TouchVR Palm And Finger Haptic Feedback Device appeared first on UploadVR.

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Tactical Haptics to Open Pre-orders for ‘Reactive Grip’ Dev Kits on May 29th

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Tactical Haptics, creators of the ‘Reactive Grip’ controller are due to begin taking dev kit pre-orders on May 29th. Tactical Haptics has been part of the modern VR scene since day zero. Tactical Haptics also plans to offer brackets for WMR and Rift S controllers.

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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.

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RGB Haptics Helps Unity Developers Add Great Haptics To Their VR Games

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RGB Haptics is a new Unity package which enables developers to easily add high quality haptics to their VR apps and games. RGB Haptics was developed by a Seattle based startup called RGB Schemes, which develops VR games and developer tools.

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Foldaway Haptics is Making a Thumbstick for VR Controllers That Pushes Back

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Switzerland-based Foldaway Haptics is building a haptic joystick with force feedback. Over the years we’ve seen some really awesome haptic tech, like the HaptX glove that offers compelling tactile sensations and force-feedback on all five fingers.

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Haptic Vest ‘Ryg’ Launches on Kickstarter, Fully Funded in 3 Hours

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Woojer, the company behind the haptic belt Strap , launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week for a new haptic vest, dubbed Ryg. The post Haptic Vest ‘Ryg’ Launches on Kickstarter, Fully Funded in 3 Hours appeared first on Road to VR.

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Haptic Surgery Platform FundamentalVR Increases Authenticity With Eye-Tracking

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The team wants to build a versatile platform that works with practically any kind of haptic tech, but it’s at the mercy of those breakthroughs, to some extent. “There’s five or six really interesting companies working on haptic technology right now,” Vincent says.

Hands-on: 3DHaptics Achieves Compelling Directional Haptics with Simple Hardware

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MIRAISENS is Japan-based haptics company which is developing what they call 3DHaptics technology. I got a chance to try their latest demo this week at VRS 2018, which is able to achieve unique directional haptic feedback from a handheld device using relatively simple hardware.

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Manus VR Introduces New Prime Series With Haptic Feedback

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Back then it was rudimentary at best and we’ve seen several other solutioins from companies like Contact CI , Tactical Haptics , and HaptX. The Manus Prime Series has three variations: the Prime One, the Haptic Prime (shown in the featured image up above), and the Xsens Prime.

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AxonVR is Building a Generalized Haptic Display

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9,652,037 of a “whole-body human-computer interface” on May 16th, which includes an external exoskeleton as well as a generalized haptic display made out of microfluidic technology. The post AxonVR is Building a Generalized Haptic Display appeared first on Road to VR.

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HaptX Launches Enterprise-focused Haptic Gloves Dev Kit

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HaptX (formerly AxonVR) today unveiled the HaptX Gloves Development Kit , an “industrial-grade” VR haptic glove that uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and delivers force-feedback to the fingers.

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Unity Plugin Aims to Streamline Haptics for VR Developers

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RGB Haptics is a new Unity-based tool that aims to make it easier for developers to create and implement haptic effects in VR games. Used correctly, haptics make VR games more playable and immersive. Looping haptic playback support, as well as granular controls for the haptics.

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Feelreal Wants to Add Smell & Haptics to Your VR Headset, Kickstarter Coming Soon

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You might have caught a glimpse of the Feelreal mask prototype when it made headlines back at GDC 2015 , the smell-o-vision add-on for VR headsets that promised to bring plenty of scents to your nostrils and haptics to your face.

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Researchers Electrically Stimulate Muscles in Haptic Designed for Hands-free AR Input

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Researchers at The Human Computer Interaction Lab at Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam, Germany, published a video recently showing a novel solution to the problem of wearable haptics for augmented reality.

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Former Microsoft Senior Researcher, Now At Facebook, Recounts Haptics Innovations

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The lack of haptic feedback with only finger tracking, he claims, is jarring, and is unlikely to be the basis of future interfaces. Benko pointed out that mixed reality interfaces could leverage the already existing surfaces in the environment to provide real haptic feedback.

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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. The post Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now appeared first on VRScout. ‘Feel the Beat’ for $299.

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

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Hardlight VR is a new haptic suit from Nullspace VR that launched its Kickstarter last week. We wrote recently about Nullspace VR’s haptic suit project Hardlight VR and the team’s intent to bring the product to Kickstarter.

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

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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 feels quite ‘organic’ compared to the more ‘mechanical’ of many other haptic technologies out there.

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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 post Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors appeared first on VRScout. News haptic feedback Microsoft VR MatCould Microsoft’s high-tech floormat be the future of at-home 4D entertainment?

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

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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? Serving as a levitating haptic feedback proxy, these specially-designed drones are outfitted with unique touchable surfaces and track a users position to provide real-time haptics to virtual objects.

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Tactical Haptics Adapts Prototype Haptic Controller for Oculus Touch

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Tactical Haptics , creators of the ‘Reactive Grip’ haptic technology have adapted their latest prototype for use with the Oculus Touch VR controllers. The post Tactical Haptics Adapts Prototype Haptic Controller for Oculus Touch appeared first on Road to VR.

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Hands-on: Dexmo Haptic Force-feedback Gloves are Compact and Wireless

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With a development journey starting way back in 2014, Dexta’s Dexmo haptic force-feedback VR gloves have come a very long way. Haptics come in the form of vibrators (LRAs); there’s one in each finger and two in the palm section in the glove.

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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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High Fidelity & NeoSensory Partner to Launch ‘exoskin’ Haptic Jacket, Coming July 2018

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Developers can build haptic applications that control the exoskin with JavaScript in High Fidelity, allowing developers to add features such as sensing people at a distance, signaling directions or conveying tension as part of an in-world experience.

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

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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 pads that allow you to feel directional impact linked to actions inside the VR experience.

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