Shocking! German HoloLens researchers use electrodes to simulate force feedback
If someone said being hacked in virtual reality can kill you I would have laughed, but that was before a group of mixed reality researchers in Germany suggested we make our virtual experiences more realistic by covering our body w...
Microsoft Research create Haptic Link to make VR controllers feel more real (video)
While the quality of the visual effects in virtual reality continues to improve with the power of PCs and GPUs used to render it, the same can not be said for most of the other senses we use to perceive reality, including the sens...
New Surface Phone haptics patent suggests project still alive
We have been inundated with patents depicting Microsoft’s folding phone over the last few weeks, to the degree that it is somewhat boring now, and the particular topic of this patent is not exactly the most exciting. It does...
Microsoft wants to bring advanced haptics to tablet and PC gamers
The US Patent office has just published a new patent from Microsoft titled “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING FEEDBACK FOR MULTIPLE HAPTIC ZONES”. In the patent Microsoft described bringing advanced multi-zone hapti...
Microsoft Research shows of new haptic typing techniques on Lumia phones.
Microsoft Research has shown off some new technologies for bringing touch sensation (haptics) to glass screens. Being able to feel a touch responsive screen can make typing more secure, and improve speed and accuracy. Microsoft Re...
Nokia applies for patent on phones that can simulate linear motion
Nokia has many â€œout thereâ€ patents, including for things such as bendable phones. Their latest patent application is for phones with a surface which, when touched, can induce the feeling of the phone moving forwa...