Apple AR and VR might use haptic socks Runner wearing a VR headset

Forget haptic controllers in your hands — Apple wants to make haptic socks for its Apple AR and VR devices. According to a recently filed patent, the tech giant wants to make its augmented and virtual reality experiences as immersive as possible, with tech from your head to your toes.

The new patent discusses “haptic output devices” — which would provide feedback based on what is happening digitally, like the PS5 DualSense controllers do — with the peripherals being shaped like “socks and shoes with cavities configured to receive the feet of users.” That’s technical-speak for ‘places to put your feet inside’, like a sock.