Meta’s sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets

Meta’s sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets


Meta Reality Labs

You cannot pet a dog in Meta’s new, high-tech virtual reality gloves. But researchers are getting closer.

Meta (formerly Facebook) is known for its high-profile moves into virtual and augmented reality. For seven years, though, it’s been quietly working on one of its most ambitious projects yet: a haptic glove that reproduces sensations like grasping an object or running your hand along a surface. While Meta’s not letting the glove out of its Reality Labs research division, the company is showing it off for the first time today, and it sees the device — alongside other wearable tech — as the future of VR and AR interaction.

At a simplified level, Meta’s haptics prototype is a glove lined with around 15 ridged and inflatable plastic pads…

Continue reading…

Source:

This post was originally created on this site & curated for Mamizi members