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Virtual Reality You Can Feel


Virtual Reality You Can Feel

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Virtual Reality You Can Feel


Virtual Reality You Can Feel

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Powered By AxonVR


Powered by HAPTX TECHNOLOGYWe're AxonVR. We bring lifelike touch to digital experiences.
We won't stop until you can't tell what's real from what's virtual.

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Powered By AxonVR


Powered by HAPTX TECHNOLOGYWe're AxonVR. We bring lifelike touch to digital experiences.
We won't stop until you can't tell what's real from what's virtual.

Introducing virtual reality that feels real

AxonVR builds haptic technology that enables realistic feeling in virtual reality for the first time. HaptX™ is a haptic textile that simulates lifelike touch, allowing you to feel the texture, shape, motion, vibration, and temperature of virtual objects. HaptX Skeleton is a lightweight exoskeleton that extends the realism by applying physical forces to your body. Together, these advanced haptic technologies bring virtual experiences to life with unprecedented levels of realism.

You've seen VR. Now watch people touch it.

AxonVR's HaptX technology delivers the most realistic touch sensations in the world. When combined with virtual reality, it makes for a magical experience. Watch this video to see the reactions HaptX inspires. It's the next best thing to experiencing it for yourself.

 
 
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Haptics Evolved


HAPTX: Haptics Evolved

Lifelike touch. Anywhere you want it.

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Haptics Evolved


HAPTX: Haptics Evolved

Lifelike touch. Anywhere you want it.

AxonVR Immersive Platform

HaptX is a thin, flexible haptic textile made up of an array of microfluidic actuators. By varying pressure and temperature at each actuator, HaptX creates sensations ranging from the brush of a butterfly's wings to the impact of a punch. From the warmth of a cup of coffee to the chill of a snowball. HaptX can bring the sense of touch to any surface. We can apply it to a wide range of products across a variety of form factors.  

HaptX Skeleton extends HaptX's immersive capabilities by delivering force feedback. HaptX Skeleton moves with you through your full range of motion. It senses body position and applies forces to represent the shape or weight of virtual objects. HaptX Skeleton can be programmed to assist or resist motion. Master the perfect golf swing as your body is guided through every detail of the swing in real time. You move the exoskeleton, and the exoskeleton can move you.

HaptX SDK is a software toolkit that empowers developers to create touch-enabled experiences. At the heart of HaptX SDK is a framework for physical simulation of haptic interactions. HaptX SDK works seamlessly with leading game engines, making it easy for developers to create VR experiences that leverage advanced haptic capabilities. 

By bringing these technologies together, AxonVR will realize its founding vision: a world in which virtual experiences are indistinguishable from real life. 

Get an inside look at AxonVR's HaptX technology.

Watch this video to hear co-founders Jake Rubin and Dr. Bob Crockett describe how AxonVR creates Virtual Reality You Can Feel.

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Advanced Haptics for Enterprise


Advanced haptics for enterprise We work with leading companies across a variety of industries to build world-class products. How can lifelike touch benefit your business?

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Advanced haptics for enterprise We work with leading companies across a variety of industries to build world-class products. How can lifelike touch benefit your business?

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Team


We bring lifelike touch
to digital experiences
AxonVR is a team of engineers, designers, and storytellers based in San Luis Obispo, CA, and Seattle, WA.
We live on the frontier of haptic technology.
We like it here.

 

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Team


We bring lifelike touch
to digital experiences
AxonVR is a team of engineers, designers, and storytellers based in San Luis Obispo, CA, and Seattle, WA.
We live on the frontier of haptic technology.
We like it here.

 

Join our team

Leadership

 

Jake Rubin | Founder & CEO

Jake has spent the past decade envisioning the full-body human-computer interface system that would become AxonVR. Four years ago, he brought this vision to Dr. Bob Crockett, and together they developed the AxonVR platform. Jake is an innovative software and system architect and a lifelong gamer with a deep passion for virtual reality. Prior to AxonVR, Jake attended Washington University in St. Louis on an entrepreneurial scholarship. Ironically, he left after one semester to build his first entrepreneurial venture.

 

Dr. Robert "Bob" Crockett | Co-founder & Lead Engineer

Dr. Bob co-founded AxonVR with Jake Rubin, and oversees hardware development. He is Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cal Poly, and the founder of Proof of Concept, an engineering firm that provides R&D and prototyping services to early-stage tech companies. Bob specializes in advanced materials and manufacturing, and has over 20 years of systems engineering and technology development experience. Bob earned an undergraduate mechanical engineering degree from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Pepperdine, and a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Arizona.

 

Mark Kroese | President

Mark leads AxonVR’s business and operations, and drives the Company’s go-to-market and long-range planning efforts. He brings twenty years of experience from Microsoft, where he helped build Office and Xbox LIVE into multibillion-dollar businesses. With two startups under his belt, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the team. An avid mountaineer, Mark also served as Board President of the American Alpine Club and penned a book on the best climbs in North America. Mark earned his degree in Business and Communications from the University of Washington, and is an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.

 

Joe Michaels | Chief Revenue Officer

Joe leads business development and sales for AxonVR. He has over 15 years of experience building global strategic partnerships with major media and technology companies. Prior to AxonVR, he led business development at Microsoft’s MSN division, where he negotiated and managed deals with the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Before Microsoft, Joe co-founded Nexchange Corporation, an e-commerce startup that raised over $16 million in funding and received five U.S. patents. Joe earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

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Alicia Evans | Chief Financial Officer

Alicia is responsible for AxonVR’s financial strategy and operations. She is a versatile leader with 25 years of experience covering all areas of financial and accounting management. Alicia started her career at Deloitte & Touche and has since held a broad range of Controller, VP of Finance, and CFO positions in public and private sector companies. She has a proven track record of managing fast-growth startups in high tech. Alicia earned her degree in Accounting from the school of Business Administration at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Team

Leif Kjos
Engineering Manager

Marc Goupil
Mechanical Engineer Lead

Johnathan Baird
Software Engineer

Matt West
Electrical Engineer

Michael Erberich
Software Intern

Donna Lively
Executive Administrator

Jeffrey D'Amelio
Electrical Controls Lead

Michael Eichermueller
Mechanical Engineer

Paul Piller
Biomedical Engineer

Ryan Takatsuka
Mechanical Engineer Intern

Andrew Mitrak
Marketing Manager

Ed Foley
Software Engineer Lead

Elizabeth Rowins
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Nick Bonafede
Mechanical Engineer Intern

Joe Marino
Engineer Project Manager

Ke Kai Kealoha
Office Manager

Bodin Rojanachaichanin
Mechanical Engineer

Cory LaFollett
Mechanical Engineer Intern

Kurt Sjoberg
Biomedical Engineer Intern


Board of Directors


Board of Advisors