Touching the Digital Realm: Actronika's Skinetic Haptic Vest Brings Over 200 Virtual Sensations to Life at Laval Virtual

By | Isabel Trejos
March 26, 2024
The XR community is eagerly awaiting the presentation of the latest advances in immersive technology. Among the innovators is Actronika, the French company, which will be presenting the haptic vest Skinetic at the 26th edition of Laval Virtual. Skinetic promises to redefine the boundaries of digital experiences by allowing physical interaction with virtual environments.

Since its inception in 1999, Laval Virtual has been an epicenter of the latest innovations in immersive technologies. From modest beginnings with the Sensorama in 1957 to the present day, where interaction with digital environments increasingly resembles reality, the pace of technological advances is astounding. What was once the preserve of science fiction is now becoming a tangible reality, transforming sectors such as entertainment, defense, wellness, marketing, and many more.

At the forefront of this revolution is Actronika, with its high-definition technology and innovative Skinetic haptic vest. Recognized by international institutions, it has been awarded by TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of 2022, as well as a CES Award honoree in 2023. In addition, it was highlighted as a VR Awards finalist in the hardware category along with PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest Pro, VIVE XR ELITE, and PICO 4 Headset that same year. Skinetic represents a paradigm shift in immersive experiences.

Skinetic goes beyond conventional haptic feedback, offering users a palette of more than 200 realistic sensations, from natural elements to magical encounters and beyond. Its 20 strategically placed actuators provide full sensory coverage, with detailed feedback that mirrors reality. With Skinetic, users can physically interact with digital objects, environments, and even other characters, elevating XR experiences to unprecedented levels.

Imagine allowing users to feel digital art as it develops in front of their eyes (dArt), introducing new tools to educative institutions to make immersive experiences development more interactive (Gaming Campus), or engaging from a new perspective with your public when marketing a new product (Atomic digital). The possibilities are endless! 

But Actronika doesn't stop there. Introducing Unitouch Studio, a revolutionary haptic design software that empowers developers and companies to easily create immersive experiences. From novices to experts, Unitouch Studio's intuitive interface streamlines the design process, offering precise control over actuators and a rich library of 200+ pre-designed sensations that is in constant update. 

About Actronika:

Actronika is a leading French startup at the forefront of high-definition vibrotactile haptics.  Committed to ensuring a seamless integration of haptic functions into human-machine interfaces, Actronika provides a safer and more comfortable experience across various industries such as training, defense, culture, luxury, automotive, and more.

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