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Haptic VR Guns

The 'Infinity V1' Can Simulate Weapons in Virtual Reality

— August 9, 2016 — Tech
VR is all about creating as immersive an experience as possible, and the 'Infinity V1' from Striker VR is a device for doing just that. The working prototype is a connected VR peripheral that can accurately mimic the workings of several different types of weapons.

The Infinity V1 uses what Striker VR calls haptic technology, responding to minute movements to accurately simulate single round, burst and automatic weaponry. The concept was first invented for military use, both with respect to training and PTSD exercises, but Striker VR now hopes to take the Infinity V1 onto the commercial market.

Since first-person shooter (FPS) video games are a huge industry, the Infinity V1 is as adaptable as possible. Beyond simulating real-life guns, the VR peripheral can also be programmed to ape fictional weapons like a rail gun, giving even fantasy FPS players the opportunity to feel like they're really in the game's world.
Trend Themes
1. Haptic Technology in VR - The use of haptic technology in virtual reality (VR) devices, such as the 'Infinity V1' from Striker VR, offers an immersive experience by accurately simulating weapons and other interactions.
2. Military and PTSD Training - The application of haptic VR guns like the 'Infinity V1' in military training and PTSD exercises showcases the potential for VR technology to enhance training and therapeutic methods.
3. Adapting VR for Entertainment - The adaptation of VR peripherals like the 'Infinity V1' for use in first-person shooter (FPS) video games presents new opportunities for gamers to experience realistic and immersive gameplay.
Industry Implications
1. VR Technology - The haptic VR gun market, as seen with products like the 'Infinity V1' from Striker VR, has the potential to disrupt and innovate the overall virtual reality technology industry.
2. Military and Defense - The development and adoption of haptic VR guns for military training purposes can disrupt the traditional methods used in the military and defense industry, offering more realistic and cost-effective training options.
3. Video Gaming - The integration of haptic VR guns, such as the 'Infinity V1' from Striker VR, into FPS video games opens up a new market segment within the gaming industry, providing gamers with more immersive and interactive experiences.
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