Category Archives: Industry

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,…
November 10, 2020

What are Haptics?

By Felipe Almedia, Sr. UX Researcher
Haptics is traditionally used to describe tactile feedback (i.e., sensations originated solely in the skin) that are provided by consumer devices and electronics to mimic the sense of touch.  The word haptics in itself is derived…
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.
June 9, 2020

Wellness in the Age of Haptics

By David Birnbaum, Distinguished Staff, Technology Strategy
As I noted in my previous article on the Three Haptic Trends to Watch, haptic wellness will make its way into the mainstream over the next few years. It is…
May 20, 2020

Automotive Haptics – Trends and Perspectives

By Felipe Almeida, Sr. UX Researcher and Ranjini Raghuveer, Product Manager at Immersion
As the famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” The whole world has been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, not excluding the automotive industry.…
October 5, 2019

In the digital world, what is the feeling of “softness”

By David Birnbaum, Head of Design Strategy and Outreach Researchers from UC San Diego recently published findings on simulating softness by first calculating how soft or hard a material will feel based on material thickness, stiffness, and surface properties. The…