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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, Felipe Almeida, recently tackled the question, “What is haptics?” (You can read his article here.) He takes a thoughtful scientific approach to define haptics as the “science…
November 10, 2020

What is 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…

Beyond the PlayStation 5

By Chris Ullrich, CTO at Immersion
There is tremendous hype surrounding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 5. Many developers and reviewers have expressed enthusiasm for the haptic capabilities of the DualSense™ controllers.  Godfall Game Director Keith Lee…
July 14, 2020

The Haptic Stack – Design Layer

By Chris Ullrich, CTO at Immersion
Over the last few months, I introduced the haptic stack – a conceptual framework that we use at Immersion to think about the key technology components of an engaging haptic experience. As a quick refresher, the stack consists of three…
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 13, 2020

The Haptic Stack – Software Layer

By Chris Ullrich, CTO at Immersion Over the last two months, I introduced the haptic stack – a conceptual framework that we use at Immersion to think about the key technology components of an engaging haptic experience – and described the hardware layer. As a quick…
March 25, 2020

The Haptic Stack – Hardware Layer

By Chris Ullrich, CTO at Immersion
Last month, I introduced the haptic stack, a conceptual framework that we use at Immersion to think about the key technology components of a delightful haptic experience. As a quick refresher, the stack consists of three key layers:…