VIVE X, HTC VIVE’s $100 million global VR/AR accelerator program, saw its latest batch graduate on Monday. 33 startups coming from VR/AR hardware, entertainment, services, as well as enterprise solutions and tools pitched their products to an auditorium full of investors, entrepreneurs, and media.

Immersiveness, or the perception of being physically in a virtual world, means everything for a complete VR/AR experience. Until now, that immersive feeling was largely achieved through the eyes and ears. But is that enough to quench the users’ desires for a more realistic virtual experience? The answer from VIVE X graduates is “no.”

From the latest Batch 2, we saw a number of startups who are trying to add more sensations to VR/AR experiences.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.