Haptika is perhaps the first Virtual Reality startup in Pakistan that is creating a technology aiming towards the simulation industry. This can have huge applications for the paramilitary forces as they can receive accurate and specialized training in virtual reality before going in the field. This can even be used by the medical industry as medical students can practice surgery or operations in virtual reality through Haptika which will increase success rate of operations. Haptika will also help special children learn with their motion capturing system incorporated with a feedback system designed to interact with the users.
And for gamers, it is paradise. It enables you to touch and experience the temperature of a virtual environment too by providing wearable haptic feedback suits with temperature sensation and motion capturing ability for a highly immersive experience.
Currently incubated at The Nest i/o, Haptika is launching its first product – wearable haptic jackets – which one can wear while playing Counter Strike. So this is the next level of virtual gaming experience that we are talking about.
Shahzaib Khan, the CFO of Haptika overseeing the development of these wearable gadgets, remarks:
In order to achieve our final objective, we have first developed a wearable jacket that enables a gamer playing first-person shooter to actually experience the impact of bullets, bomb explosions and much more.
Huzaifa Sheikh, the co-founder and CEO at Haptika, has the following to say:
We are bringing wearable gadgets to the Pakistani market that will provide the users a highly immersive experience.
Haptika is on its way to be a huge success in the world of gamers, and with many other renowned companies like YouTube & Facebook stepping into the world of VR, Haptika can prove to be a global success if it is able to beat Oculus Rift, currently offered at $350. It needs to invite developers to develop games for its platform and offer discounts to users who choose to buy those games with its VR headset.