IAAPA has become the ideal event to discover innovative solutions to enhance the attractions offered by the entertainment industry. It brings together a diverse community of global attractions professionals.
This year, IAAPA Europe will be the event where more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world will showcase their latest innovations in attractions, entertainment, and cultural experiences from September 13 to 15 in London. Among the different exhibitors, the French startup Actronika will showcase its haptic technology and its latest product: the haptic vest, Skinetic.
Haptic technology is becoming increasingly important in sectors such as VR, culture, and entertainment, as both users and companies are always looking to explore unique and innovative ways of amusement. In recent years haptic feedback has become a perfect tool that gives that magical touch to those experiences. Engage users by making them live an experience as close to reality as possible, bringing the physical dimension to complement visual and auditory experiences, making them more immersive and distinctive.
Nowadays, the different attractions or experiences in the entertainment industry only take into account the visual and auditory stimulus, leaving aside the sense of touch. Although this sense is often underrated, it is key to the brain's ability to better understand the environment, as it handles critical information about our surroundings, especially when elements are beyond the range of hearing and vision. This information in a virtual context allows the user to make a decision about extended body actions more quickly and accurately.
The Skinetic vest is a haptic innovation developed by Actronika, which offers users the most immersive experiences possible. The vest is equipped with 20 voice coil motors that reproduce a wide range of haptic sensations. From bullet impacts and explosions to feeling the flow of the water when swimming in the ocean or even the weight of an object when putting it in your backpack while exploring new territories.... the possibilities are endless!
Unlike other haptic products on the market, Skinetic reproduces high-definition haptics that allows the reproduction of fine vibrations and subtle variations in both space and vibration themselves. In addition, it can be used with a tracking system to provide localized haptic feedback in real-time.
The vest is available for pre-order on the website skinetic.actronika.com.
Come to touch and feel the virtual worlds and test Actronika's haptic technology on booth 4047 from September 13 to 15, 2022 at ExCeL London.
About Actronika: Actronika is a startup that reproduces the sense of touch. Its work is based on more than 30 years of research by its co-founder Vincent Hayward, a member of the French Academy of Sciences for his pioneering work on haptics. www.actronika.com