Founder: Jose Fuertes Peña
Location: Malaga, Spain
OWO is a Spanish startup that is looking to take immersive gaming to the next level by giving users sensations in real life that mimic what is happening to their virtual avatar. OWO delivers these sensations via a haptic feedback vest, which utilizes an algorithm to modify nine different parameters of the pulse train to deliver over 30 different sensations. The vest provides sensations from a range of scenarios such as being in an idling car, driving fast, lifting weights, and even getting shot or stabbed. Gamers can tailor the strength of the sensations provided by the vest in the accompanying mobile app.
The startup’s first product, the OWO vest, is currently available for pre-order. Semi-native integration of the product is possible with popular games such as Fornite and Rocket League. Native integration of the vest is featured with games such as CrisisVRigade 2 and Fear The Dark Unknown.