"Haptics" is the science of touch that lets you interact with your computer's virtual world. Feeling the bone-jarring vibrations through Logitech's
Immersion is no stranger to taking on behemoths to enforce its patents. At the same time it sued Sony, it also sued Microsoft
Immersion is not completely dependent upon gaming, though. While it licenses its technology to Logitech, Sony, Microsoft, and MadCatz
Immersion's stock jumped 10% on the news yesterday while Sony's didn't register a blip, sensing perhaps investors' feel for the judgment on the prospective outlook for each. Gaming, it turns out, hasn't been the panacea Immersion was looking for, and haptics may just be a haphazard technology for the general public.
Fool contributor Rich Duprey often takes a haphazard approach to his life. He does not own any of the stocks mentioned in the article.