“Seeing’s believing, but feeling’s the truth.” Haptics is a powerful tool for unlocking immersion in virtual reality. This talk will explore the current landscape and trends in haptics tech, with a panel discussion that will demystify how to get started, development best practices, and the artform of haptics design.
Ashley Huffman is an executive at TITAN Haptics who leads the international marketing efforts and strategic partnerships in VR/AR, gaming, and wearables. She’s the founder of the ‘All Things Haptics’ newsletter and a co-founder of The Haptics Club, a podcast created by members of the industry to support education, cooperation and inclusion.
Alex Meland (ALEX VR) is an American virtual reality industry professional and content creator.
Alex co-founded the Between Realities VR Podcast, a talk show with weekly guests from within the world of virtual reality, with partner Harry “Skeeva” Skigis in 2020. Since then, the program has become a hub for the VR community and was nominated for “Social VR Influencer of the Year” in the 2021 VR Awards.
As Community Manager and Haptic Designer for bHaptics, Alex helps bring wearable haptic experiences to consumer VR titles by providing custom haptic designs and marketing video content to integrating developers.
He is also an official correspondent for UploadVR.com and writer for VR Trend Magazine.
Inventor, entrepreneur, and leading academic in the computing sciences, Maria also operates The Redwood – an experimental theater and incubator in Toronto.
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