15. Februar 2023

Tomorrowland in Virtual Reality? Sounds Good, but Let’s Go Beyond Audio and Visuals!

Currently, there is a growing trend in the use of virtual reality (VR) in various fields. Despite its already captivating nature, the immersive experience of VR can be further enhanced by converting the human hearing spectrum into tangible vibration.

May VR concerts never live up to the real thing?

Virtual reality will be simply not enough

Think of the magic of live concerts and festivals:

  • Energy of the crowd
  • Live performing artists
  • Feeling the sound on your skin through loud speakers
While virtual reality technology cannot replicate the tactile sensations that are a key part of the live music experience.

Virtual reality concerts have been touted as the future of live music, promising to provide an immersive and engaging experience for fans around the world. While the technology has made great strides in replicating the audio and visual components of a live concert, there is one key element that is missing: the sense of touch.

In a traditional concert setting, fans can feel the vibrations of the music, and the physical presence of the performers. However, in a virtual reality concert, these sensations are largely absent. While virtual reality technology can create a highly realistic audio and visual experience, it cannot replicate the tactile sensations that are a key part of the live music experience.

Bringing the live experience home

On the other side, experiencing the magic of a live concert often requires either expensive travel to another country or accepting that the live experience may not be available in your location.

When a band embarks on a “world tour,” it typically only visits a limited number of countries, such as the USA, Canada, major European countries, Japan, and Australia. As a result, concerts may not be available in many other countries. Furthermore, factors such as expensive ticket prices and external circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic may further limit the accessibility of live concerts.

Now imagine a live virtual reality concert where you not only see and hear the artists performing, but also feel the music as vibrations on your skin. This would create a truly unique and unforgettable experience, bringing the magic of live concerts to people all over the world.

The missing piece of VR concerts: the sense of touch

There comes Haptic Feedback into play, which refers to the use of touch or vibration to communicate information to users. In the context of music, Haptic Feedback could be used to enhance the digital concert experience. By converting the human hearing spectrum into vibrations, users could feel music as well as hear it. This can create a more immersive and engaging experience, allowing users to feel like they are truly a part of the live performance.

Haptic Feedback can be used to simulate the sensation of wind to help users feel more connected to the virtual world.

Haptic Feedback, which involves the use of tactile sensations to provide feedback to users, has the potential to greatly enhance the immersive experience of virtual reality. By simulating a wide range of physical sensations, Haptic Feedback can make virtual reality feel more realistic and engaging, which in turn can increase the level of presence and immersion that users feel.

For example, Haptic Feedback can be used to simulate the sensation of wind, heat, or even the impact of objects in a virtual environment. This can help users feel more connected to the virtual world and create a stronger sense of presence. Additionally, it can be used to provide important cues and feedback during VR experiences, such as providing a tactile sensation when a virtual object is picked up or moved.

Chart your product to success and innovation

By converting the human hearing spectrum into tangible vibration, we can take the live concert experience to the next level. This is an exciting development that has the potential to create new opportunities for music lovers around the world. Imagine to attend a live concert from the comfort of our own homes, feeling every beat and bassline as if we were right there in the front row. The potential benefits are clear. Haptic technology has the power to revolutionize the way we experience the digital world.

Our software, called Metahaptics, which integrates Haptic Feedback, brings products to life and can greatly enhance the realism and impact of virtual reality experiences, making them more engaging, memorable, and effective for a wide range of applications. And that is just one of the few examples of what our innovation can improve. Learn more about the different ares of entertainment here. So stay ahead of the curve and get ready to experience the future of immersive technology with our Sensit! haptic technology and feel fully immersed and completely connected to the digital world!