VR lab at University of Illinois has a rich history of contributions to this field going back to 1996 when Prof. Kesavadas set up the first lab at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
@University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Visible heart project (link)
VR museum tour
@State University of New York at Buffalo
RoSS : The Virtual Reality Lab at UB and the Roswell Park Center for Robotic Surgery have developed the next generation virtual reality simulator for training surgeons on da Vinci® surgical system. This product is now being marketed by Simulated Surgical Systems LLC.
NSF Haptic Writing Simulator : The Virtual Reality Lab at UB has developed a writing simulator to teach the learner to write like the master by recreating the masters haptic writing attributes using force feedback. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
HAPSTICK : High Fidelity Haptic Simulation for Billiards
Fingertip Digitizer : Applying Haptics and Biomechanics to Tactile Input Technology