Disney Research

Virtual car race lets you feel the swerve

June 10, 2011 – Imagine a virtual car race where you can feel the swerve as you change direction. Now you can experience this sensation thanks to a haptic chair developed by Ivan Poupyrev and his team from Disney Research Pittsburgh. In the video above, see how a regular chair was kitted up with soft pads filled with a grid of actuators, to create tactile feedback that syncs up with the visuals and sound in the racing game.

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