Tactical Haptics commercializes haptic game controllers to provide touch feedback in gaming. It offers Reactive Grip, a handle-based touch feedback device that can be used to convey motion and force information. The device utilizes sliding contactor plates in the handle. Translational motions and forces can be portrayed along the length of the handle by moving the plates in unison in the corresponding direction; whereas moving opposing slider plates in opposite directions creates the feeling of the device’s handle wrenching within the user’s grasp.
This technology is compatible with motion-based controller interfaces such as the Nintendo Wii, Sony Move, or Microsoft Kinect, and other virtual reality gaming environments.