Khronos Group wants OpenXR to also be the standard for haptic devices

Khronos Group wants OpenXR to also be the standard for haptic devices

The Khronos Group industrial consortium has signed an agreement with Haptics Industry Forum (HIF) to foster synergy between the two organizations and promote the integration of advanced haptics features into the OpenXR open standard for wearable virtual and augmented reality.

This alliance seeks to achieve a common goal: to allow broad and multiplatform access to next-generation haptic feedback in XR applications, achieving that multi-sensory experiences go beyond 3D visuals for the eyes and spatial audio for the ears, and include expressive haptics for touch.

The OpenXR working group is looking forward to collaborating with the HIF XR working group to define the APIs that enable the next generation of haptic feedback in XR applications, enabling more immersive XR experiences,” says Brent Insko, principal XR architect at Intel and chair of the OpenXR working group.

This collaboration creates a bridge between these two industry organizations that are at the center of many of the technologies underlying the metaverse. HIF member companies will apply their expertise in haptics to ensure that the OpenXR open standard is fully aligned with the best practices recommended by both consortia.

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