Haptic in VR is something that allows you to use your sense of feeling while playing or experiencing apps while in your headset. A perfect example of this is how your controllers vibrate for different actions such as hitting something with your hand or a sword while playing a game. It’s designed to give you feedback to help you with the immersion. Sometimes to give you information about something that is happening in a game without telling you directly.
A great example with the Haptic vests would be if someone shot you in the back, even right side, or left side, you would feel it and know where you were hit.
Full disclosure, we haven’t tried these yet so we’re only reporting what we’ve seen others say about them.
The haptic strap from Woojer is the least expensive way to try this, but it’s also the most limited. It only has one place you will feel it. It does also server a dual purpose and is designed to enhance your experience when listening to music. Their vest has more sensors and will provide that sense of where you were “hit”.
Woojer have been generating interest in the groups we follow, but as far as we understand it the sensations are more like reverberating bass sounds than true haptic feedback.
Another brand of Haptic accessories is Bhaptics.
They have a wider range of products including feet, arms, hands and face!
They also provide a list of games/experiences they work with in VR here.
If we ever get the chance to try these out we’ll let you know our thoughts!
Haptics for your hands.
Haptics for your arms.
Haptics for your feet
Haptics for your face
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