COE Spring 2003 Conference
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2003--Immersion Corp.
IMMR), a leading developer of haptic (touch) feedback
technology, announced the launch and availability of its new
hand-interaction software suite, VirtualHand(R) for V5, which is based
on the CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) development
VirtualHand for V5, which is compatible with the upcoming V5-R11
release, allows V5 users of Immersion's CyberForce(R) hardware to
experience realistic force feedback with their entire hand while
touching or grasping a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model.
At the COE Spring 2003 Conference this week, Immersion will
demonstrate VirtualHand for V5 software running on its new Haptic
Workstation(TM), a two-hand force-feedback simulation system.
Attendees trying the product will be immersed in a 3D CATIA V5 model
of an automobile interior and be able to physically use their hands to
interact with and feel components on the graphical dashboard.
"Development of VirtualHand for V5 was driven by considerable
demand from designers and engineers needing 'hands on' evaluation of
their CATIA V5 designs," said Dr. James Kramer, vice president of
business development at Immersion. "Literally putting the design in
the hands of designers helps them quickly and easily meet their
engineering objectives. They can test ergonomic and maintenance
procedures before building a physical prototype, leading to a superior
final design with reduced time and expense."
The VirtualHand for V5 Suite comprises two products:
|--||"VirtualHand for V5-Design" enables engineers throughout the enterprise to manipulate their 3D graphical designs while wearing an Immersion CyberGlove(R) hand-sensing glove. Users wearing a CyberTouch(TM) hand-sensing glove additionally feel tactile feedback sensations.|
|--||"VirtualHand for V5-DMU" together with Immersion's CyberForce(R) system, enhances the V5 immersive digital mockup environment by providing advanced hand and arm force feedback for more realistic design reviews.|
Immersion is introducing VirtualHand for V5 through its recent
Software Community Partnership with Dassault Systemes (see separate
press release dated Feb. 10, 2003).
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About Immersion (
Founded in 1993, Immersion Corp. is a recognized leader in
developing, licensing and marketing haptic products and technology.
Bringing value to markets where user/product interaction needs to be
made more compelling, safer or productive, Immersion helps its
partners develop and increase competitive advantage and broaden market
reach by making the use of touch feedback as critical a user
experience as sight and sound. Immersion's technology is deployed
across personal computing, entertainment, medical training, automotive
and three-dimensional simulation markets. Immersion and its wholly
owned subsidiaries hold over 186 issued patents worldwide. Immersion,
VirtualHand, CyberGlove, CyberTouch, Haptic Workstation, and
CyberForce are trademarks of Immersion Corp. For more information, see
This media alert contains forward-looking statements, including in
particular statements about future development plans and efforts that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking
statements made in this press release are based on current
information, which we have assessed but which by its nature is dynamic
and subject to rapid and even abrupt changes. Immersion does not
undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements include
statements regarding the development and performance of touch-enabled
technology. Immersion's actual results might differ materially from
those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to
risks and uncertainties associated with Immersion's business which
include, but are not limited to, delay in or failure to achieve
commercial demand for Immersion's touch-enabled technology products.
Risks and uncertainties related to Immersion's business in addition to
those described above are further outlined in Immersion's SEC reports,
including but not limited to the report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. These reports are filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. These factors may not constitute all factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed
in any forward-looking statement. Immersion is not obligated to revise
or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or
circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
CONTACT: Immersion Corp. Bridget McQueen, 408/350-8778 Email Contact or A&R Partners Elizabeth Conrady, 650/762-2815 Email Contact