TouchDIVER enables lifelike interaction in robotics and XR experiences

What is TouchDIVER

    TouchDIVER delivers comprehensive haptic stimuli, allowing users to experience  force feedback, textures rendering and even  thermal cues.
    The glove incorporates accurate sensors that  track hand and finger movements, enabling users to interact naturally with virtual objects and environments.
    A user-friendly SDK available as plugins for Unity and Unreal Engine, allowing easy integration into existing or new projects. We provide APIs in C# and C++ for accessing low-level functions to create highly customized VR applications.

Technical sheet

Usages of TouchDIVER in research

  • Programming concepts on Unity or Unreal graphic engine (C++/C#)
  • Use of tracking data for algorithms development
  • Development of control algorithms for haptic feedback
  • Studies of perception/neuroscience
  • Development of teleoperation environments (simulated or real) with haptic feedback
Prof Prattichizzo WEART

"We typically communicate through hearing and sight, but communication also occurs through handshakes and caresses. With TouchDIVER, we aim to add the sense of touch to the other two senses that already exist in the world of remote communication."

A special tool for teaching and experimenting

Experiment the power of haptics with accessible source code for TouchDIVER. No full VR setup is required. Let students implement their own code and avoid the adoption of VR hardware during teaching activities.

  • Apply haptic feedback using sliders and easy-to-use controls
  • Explore the textures library 
  • Read and export raw data from fingers’ tracking sensors 
  • Use it as a blueprint for haptic programming exercises

Sounds familiar?

Our global network of academic customers

Universities and research centers we work with

How TouchDIVER helps research

Examples from our clients and partners

Università La Sapienza di Roma

The research group at the Antonio Ruberti Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering investigates various haptic feedback methods for guiding needle insertion in soft tissues using remote-controlled robots.

XPrize 2022 with University of Nevada

The Robotics team of University of Nevada teams within XPrize 2022 created a humanoid robot and an accompanying system that can be controlled by a person via TouchDIVER haptic glove. 


IDSIA USI-SUPSI provides the user with a natural human-robot interaction interface through TouchDIVER to feel the interactions and enhance the tele-manipulation tasks.

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WEART’s foundation goes back to the meeting of Guido Gioioso and Giovanni Spagnoletti during their Ph.D. studies at the Robotics and Automation Lab at the University of Siena, under the guidance of Prof. Prattichizzo. In 2018, they founded WEART company together with the engineering and industrial partner e-Novia.

Our mission is to enable tangible digital replicas of products and digital environments by giving them lifelike tactile properties. We manufacture and sell easy-to-use hardware and software haptic solutions that unlock the effective use of virtual simulations and augment digital content. 

We strive to advance the use of haptics by focusing on creating high-quality tactile feedback, curated design, and a seamless user experience.  

One device, three co-localized feedback

Unlock the power of haptics in your research project

Force feedback

Cutaneous force on the fingertip, with high resolution and speed 

Textures rendering

Realistic tactile sensations that closely resemble real-world textures

Thermal feedback

Temperatures range from 15°C to 42°C, with exceptional response time