Description: Tactical HapticsDon’t just see it, FEEL it!http://tacticalhaptics. com/Tactical Haptics is commercializing haptic game controllers to provide touch feedback that is more realistic than industry-standard Rumble (vibration) feedback to create fully immersive experiences in virtual reality. Realistic touch feedback is a critical element for creating immersive experiences and is currently missing from virtual reality (VR) and video games. Tactical Haptics has developed innovative touch feedback AND grasp sensing technology solutions that can be built into a game controller that will redefine physical interaction in video games and VR. The company’s unique touch feedback technology is more realistic than industry-standard Rumble (vibration) feedback. While other companies are focused on the challenging problems of providing only touch “input” OR “feedback”, Tactical Haptics’s grasp sensing fully integrates with its touch feedback solution to create a unified solution. The company’s recent achievements include receiving commercialization grants from NSF and NASA, winning Best in Show and Best Unity Demo Awards at the 2014 San Francisco VR Hackathon, development of finger tracking, acceptance to the Stanford-affiliated StartX startup accelerator, and shipping controllers to partners as part of its closed Beta.

Industry: Games


Company size: 1-10 employees

XRD rank: –

Headquarter: Union City, CA

Ownership: Partnership

Founded year: 2013

Skillset: Haptics, Video Games, Virtual Reality, and Medical Interfaces

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Funding rounds total: 2

Selected investors: Youku Global Media Fund

Location: Union City, CA, US