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The Haptics Industry Forum was created to streamline haptics standards and adoption.

Haptics, or tactile feedback is rapidly growing today to become a standard part of a technology experience. But unlike audio and video technologies, touch feedback is very new, and only just starting to become widespread. The Haptics industry forum was created to help the greater ecosystem of haptics implementers, designers, and manufacturers through the creation of industry standards, recommended practices, and resources.

Our members are building a future with digital experiences that you can touch.

HIF members work together to create and support standards in various ways through quality and performance metrics, APIs, codecs, and more. We believe that well-defined standards enable a future of rich digital content that you can experience through touch.

Our working groups collaborate weekly in the development of best practices, performance standards, implementation guides, and industry resources. Through our working groups, HIF is proud to have established liaisons with other standards groups via IEEE, OpenXR | Khronos, and others.

Latest Activities

  • XR Haptics Book Launch

    Now available worldwide on Amazon Book Overview The book, ‘Haptics in XR: Design and Implementation’ is the result of hundreds of hours of interviews, discussions and pooling of knowledge of the four co-authors and their networks of expert colleagues, academics and industrial collaborators. The book is truly a practical guide whose audience is all practitioners…

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  • HIF Enters into Liaison Relationship with Khronos Group

    Haptics Industry Forum is excited to announce that we have entered into a liaison agreement with Khronos Group. As you may know, Khronos Group is responsible for maintaining many of the most widely accepted open standards for digital experience, including for 3D graphics, VR and AR, and more. As haptics is known to be a…

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  • Haptics Industry Forum announces standards strategy

    Our members have articulated the standards strategy of Haptics Industry Forum. Broadly, we intend to utilize haptic standards to enable broader adoption of haptics in the mass-market overall, which grows the ecosystem and the commercial opportunities of the entire market. This will be achieved with a two-prong approach: By helping establish standards for haptic representation…

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