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. A German-based company called Feelbelt wants to take that immersion even deeper with a wearable haptic belt capable of transmitting the entire frequency spectrum from 1 to 20,000 Hz in the form of haptic feedback. It took the Berlin-based company three months to develop their haptic belt.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Featuring a unique open palm design, the gloves are breathable and can be cleaned more easily than other haptic gloves.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Artificial Skin’ Could Deliver High Fidelity VR Haptics

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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) developed a soft flexible “artificial skin” which could deliver high fidelity haptics in VR. Haptic feedback in VR refers to the artificial sensation of actually feeling virtual objects and materials.

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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 ‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Researchers Say Head-mounted Haptics Can Combat Smooth Locomotion Discomfort in VR

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Researchers from the National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, and Texas A&M University say that haptic feedback delivered to the head right from a VR headset can significantly reduce discomfort related to smooth locomotion in VR.

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‘Haptic Shape Illusion’ Allows VR Controllers to Simulate Feel of Physically Larger Objects

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Exploring the concept of ‘haptic shape illusion’, the controllers have data-driven, precise mass properties, aiming to simulate the same feeling in the hand as the larger objects on which they are based. Simulating the feel of real objects is a fundamental haptics challenge in VR.

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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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Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. Haptic feedback in general-purpose controllers has been limited to vibration feedback since the introduction of the Rumble Pak for the Nintendo 64 in 1997.

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Disney Is Working On A VR Chair With Haptic Feedback

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The paper details a ‘Haptic Chair’ that extends feedback beyond what you’ll get with position-tracked controllers like Oculus Touch and the Vive wands. A haptic playback and authoring plugin for Unity allows filmmakers to tailor feedback to their experience.

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Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

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The company formerly known as AxonVR , which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature prototype of a VR glove which uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and force feedback to the fingers.

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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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