BBC reported about San Francisco Bay Area start-up looking for funds to develop new technology that could help gamers get a greater physical connection with the video game’s world.
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Tactical Haptics, the company behind the project, introduced The Reactive Grip handheld controller that mimics the resistance and force of objects in video games. The controller uses small motors which move against the user’s skin and that’s how it’s able to give more realistic feel.
The company said the technology could be extended to other areas, such as telesurgery where surgeons would get more precise feedback when making incisions with robotic arms.
Haptics are widely used to create realistic user experiences. Richard Taylor, the BBC’s North American technology correspondent tested the technology in the video below.
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