Finally, VR for your mouth

Teams have tried a number of different ways to get the lower half of the face into the act with VR. That includes, and I’m quoting directly here, “a tiny robotic arm that could flick a feather acr

The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era

We owe it to ourselves now and in the future to be deliberate, realistic and hopeful about what touch and technology can do, and what they can’t.

A Netflix hack lets you feel the action in a scene by vibrating your phone

Netflix Hack Day, the company’s internal hackathon, has a habit of producing some amazing gems — like a brain-controlled interface, a Fitbit hack that shuts off Netflix when you fall aslee

Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling. It uses small speaker-like ultrasound wave emitters to give the sensation of pressure an

BlindPAD’s tablet makes visual information tactile for the vision-impaired

It's truly amazing, the wealth of information we all have at our fingertips — that is, of course, unless your fingertips are how you have to access that information. An innovative new tablet that us

How VR could have you walking in circles in future without knowing it

VR's promise of boundless virtual worlds to explore is, in practice, rather more tethered to reality, given physical limits on play spaces meaning you can only walk so far in the corresponding virtual

Researchers Create Shapes In The Air Using Ultrasound

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaoO5cY1aHk] When you give a mouse a VR headset he’s going to ask for some haptics to go with it. To that end, researchers at the University of Bristol h

Woojer Is A Wearable Audio Accessory For Bass Junkies Who Want To Feel The Noise

Woojer is a wearable mobile accessory designed to allow its wearer to feel what they're listening to on their mobile device -- via the medium of haptic feedback -- rather than simply having banging tu

More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

HTC has something else to worry about: it's facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if it loses a patent litigation court case to haptics company Immersion. Immersion had been content to

Buzz Editor: Immersion Releases MOTIV Haptics Platform

You rarely notice haptics, but when it comes to human-computer interaction, they can make or break a device. That’s why Immersion (the leader in haptic feedback – basically little high-spe

Senseg: Amazing haptic technology that could be coming to a device near you

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/senseg_touch_usb_scheme1-300x230.jpg"><a HREF="http://www.senseg.com/">Senseg.com</a> is a haptic interface company based in Helsinki, Fi

Haptic system uses ultrasound to give feel to objects that aren’t there

From the ‘I’ll Believe it When I See Feel it Dept’: Ultrasonic gaming. Researchers from the University of Tokyo have been working on using focused ultrasound to simulate the feel of objects that

Blackberry Thunder's keyboard kicks ass, reportedly

More news about RIMs anticipated ‘iPhone Killer’ the BlackBerry Thunder, Crackberry.com says RIM’s new touch keyboard kicks ass. The “juicy” details include: localized haptics meaning when y

MyTouchKeys: Super haptic iPhone feedback! Made out of clear plastic!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmQPuQZPy_8&hl=en] MyTouchKeys is a clear plastic sticker that adds tactile feedback to your iPhone by — wait for it — putting a hole over each

Haptic technology will change the way you think about pushing buttons

[photopress:popmechaptics.jpg,full,center] Meet Mr. Happy In reading this fine site of ours, you’ve no doubt occasionally come across the word “haptic.” What does it mean, you ask. I

Maglev joystick developed at Carnegie Mellon

Force feedback plus six dimensions of movement — I like what I’m hearing so far. This yet-to-be-named device has been in the workings for 11+ years by scientists at Carnegie Mellon Univers