MaximVR » 27 ENE 2017 19:09
WHAT IS THE HARDLIGHT SUIT?
The Hardlight suit is a haptic feedback jacket designed for virtual reality. It allows a user to interact physically with the virtual world around them.
WHAT IS HAPTIC FEEDBACK?
Haptic feedback is the sense of touch. Haptic feedback for virtual reality allows you to feel when you’ve been hit, shot, knocked, touched, brushed up against, …you get the idea. It adds the sense of touch to the virtual world.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SUIT WEIGH?
The Hardlight suit weighs about 3.5 pounds – similar to a light jacket. The weight is distributed across your body, so when you’re wearing the suit, you won’t even notice it.
WHAT KIND OF HAPTIC FEEDBACK DOES THE SUIT USE?
The Hardlight suit provides vibro-tactile feedback using technology similar to the vibrate function of most cell phones. The team explored many different methods for delivering feedback, and vibratory feedback was discovered to be the most cost-effective
HOW IS HARDLIGHT DIFFERENT FROM A RUMBLE PACK?
Unlike a rumble backpack, the Hardlight suit has 16 individually-activated/-tracked haptic zones, which allow you to interact with virtual reality in 3D space.
WHERE CAN I BUY A HARDLIGHT SUIT?
Hardlight suits are not available for purchase yet. We’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign in mid-February, so sign up for our mailing list and we’ll keep you updated! If you’re a VR developer and you’d like to add haptics to your game, reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org