Apple patents Ultrasonic Haptic Soundwaves for HMDs delivering next-gen experiences for users like feeling wind or rain on their face in a game+

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to electronic equipment that supplies ultrasonic haptic soundwaves. The ultrasonic sound waves may be directed towards a user to provide haptic output. The haptic output devices may be used in a system that includes one or more electronic devices such as a head-mounted display, an iMac, iPhone and iPad. Ultrasonic haptic output may be used to simulate contact with a virtual object, to simulate rain, to simulate wind and more

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