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From the beginning of the project, one of our goals with Skinetic was to create hardware that not only allows users to enjoy more immersive VR content but also enables them to dive into multisensory digital experiences with haptic feedback in a plug-and-play manner. We are excited to announce that we have made this a reality by integrating the Audio to Haptics functionality into Skinetic. Below, we explain how it works in detail.

How does it work?

To take advantage of this feature, you need to have a Skinetic vest and download the Skinetic Hub from our website (currently available only for Windows). The Hub is an application that acts as a bridge between Skinetic and the multimedia content you want to haptize. Here’s how you can get started:

Download and Install: Download the Skinetic Hub from our website and install it on your computer.

Select audio interface: Choose which audio interface of your computer will feed the algorithm. 

Play: Start playing your favorite content. The Hub works with any content played from the computer, whether it's videos or VR content streamed from the computer.

The key feature of the Skinetic Hub is its ability to analyze the audio of the multimedia content in real-time. Unlike other solutions that focus solely on bass boost—amplifying only the low frequencies—we have developed a system that provides a richer experience. The Hub's algorithm processes the audio track, considering the entire audio spectrum, and creates a corresponding haptic track that aligns with the audio. This means that the haptic feedback you experience is more nuanced and synchronized with the content.

Possibilities

This feature opens up a world of possibilities for enjoying different types of content with the added dimension of haptic feedback. Whether it's movies, online concerts, videos, or VR and non-VR games, any content with an audio track can be enhanced. Imagine feeling the rumble of an explosion in an action movie, the thrill of a live concert, or the enemy’s attacks in a VR game. The potential for enhanced experiences is vast.

Future Developments

Looking ahead, we are excited to explore even more possibilities for this feature. One of our key goals is to develop a wireless option, providing users with greater freedom to move without worrying about cables. This will enhance the usability and convenience of Skinetic.

In addition, we will be working on other platform's accessibility so you can enjoy your experiences from different devices. 

We invite you to explore the Skinetic Hub and start enhancing your media content right away! Stay tuned!

Download the Skinetic Hub and start upgrading your media experience

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