Last week haptic vest company Woojer launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its first product, the Woojer ryg. The campaign has already proved to be a massive success, flying past its goal within three hours of launch.
The ryg vest has eight haptic zones to help users really feel part of the experience that they are playing or watching, compatible with PC, console and virtual reality (VR) headsets like PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It can provide up to 8 hours of playtime, plus the ability to triple that with additional battery packs, for its patented Osci – Oscillating Frame Actuators which deliver polyphonic vibrations that reproduce and play frequencies up to 500Hz, including subsonic frequencies that are below the threshold of the human ear (1-20Hz).
The Kickstarter aimed to raise $50,000 USD, and at the time of writing has achieved just over $161,000. The Super Early Bird tier at $499 has already sold out – there were only 100 available – but for those still interested there’s