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Definition: haptic VR

(haptic Virtual Reality) Wearable devices that simulate real world sensations when playing a VR game. Haptic gloves, headset add-ons and vests deliver stings, burns and blows to gamers as they engage with the enemy. Haptic wearables provide even more realism in hand-to-hand combat games. See virtual reality and video game.

The Hardlight VR Suit
Strap this vest on and actually feel a kick in the ribs, a sword clashing against your armor or the blows from a boxing opponent. The Hardlight synchronizes with more than a dozen VR games. The company offers developers a library of realistic sensations they can program into their games. (Image courtesy of NullSpace VR, Inc., www.hardlightvr.com)