Category Archives: Developments in Haptics

May 29, 2021

Haptics and Gaming: A Future Story

By David Birnbaum, Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Office of the CTO Immersion was founded as a gaming company over a quarter-century ago. At that time, with the explosion of personal computing, the internet, and VR 1.0, the potential for digital technology to revolutionize…
March 8, 2021

Experience-Driven Haptics – A Vision for the Future of Gaming and VR

Since then, the dramatic success of the PS5 and the rapid adoption of the new haptic gaming paradigm embodied in the DualSense controllers was surprising even to me. Given this trajectory, it’s now a good time to celebrate success and to remind ourselves of what it is going to take to truly make DualSense the first member of the new gaming paradigm.
November 23, 2020

It’s a good time to be a Haptician!

By Manu Sainsily, Sr. UI/UX Designer Specialized in XR
Of the five main senses, touch is the most proficient – ‘it’s the only one capable of simultaneous input and output – which means that it is the best sense for communication. One of my colleagues at Immersion,…
October 8, 2020

Beyond the PlayStation 5

Haptics in the Sony PlayStation 5 means more than a new console with games enabled with the sense of touch. It means the emergence of a new field of creativity and exploration, ripe for innovation.
February 19, 2020

Haptics in 2020s: Three Trends to Watch

by David Birnbaum, Head of Design Strategy and Outreach
The new decade started off with a bang as companies showcased their latest technologies and offerings at CES 2020. Haptics at CES was especially prominent at this year’s show, with many new solutions, devices,…
October 23, 2019

Haptics in Gaming: Coming of Age

By Chris Ullrich, CTO at Immersion
When I started my career in haptics over 20 years ago, I worked mostly on military and industrial virtual reality systems with high quality (and expensive) haptic feedback. When Sony put haptics in the DualShock…
December 15, 2017

Making New Things Possible Through Haptics Discovery

The Immersion Research and Development Group is at the heart of haptic innovation. Their discoveries drive breakthrough product experiences and make new things possible in all areas of haptics development – from gaming, advertising, mobile and beyond. We sat down with…