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This haptic glove allows you to experience the virtual reality metaverse | Technology

This haptic glove allows you to experience the virtual reality metaverse | Technology
This haptic glove allows you to experience the virtual reality metaverse

The virtual world of reality metaverse may be felt with this Haptic Gloves

Sensitive gloves have been around for years, allowing you to "feel" things in virtual reality. But most of these sensitive accessories are difficult to set up, need to connect to your VR system, require additional technology and are very expensive.

Virtual reality looks more realistic than ever, but haptic technology can make it feel just as good.

Sensitive gloves have been around for years, allowing you to "feel" things in virtual reality. But most of these sensitive accessories are difficult to set up, need to connect to your VR system, require additional technology and are very expensive.

Haptic gloves: What are they?

Haptic technology that mimics the feeling of touch has already been developed on our phones, game consoles and even some gaming headsets - from which vibrations come. But we need to "feel" the objects and the environment in VR, with tactile gloves directly inspired by sci-fi movies (say Johnny Memonik's Kianu in the mid-90s).

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Consider how you feel about the world around you.

Basically, gloves use actuators and actuators to try to replicate the resistance you feel when holding an object. For example, when you go to catch a tennis ball, the tips of your fingers do not meet between your thumb and forefinger - the physical space between them is occupied by the ball, and you have to use some force to hold the tennis ball. 

The Senseglove Nova replicates the sensation of a physical object with realistic features, limiting the full range of motion that your thumb and forefinger can achieve when interacting with a digital tennis ball.

Excitement is just part of the puzzle. Nova further promises that the way the trigger works inside the glove means it can mimic the feel of buttons and selected objects instead of providing the initial vibration at the tip of your finger.

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What are touch gloves?

Senseglove Nova Haptic Gloves is not currently targeted for home users. Instead, the Nova Foundation has set its sights on using it.

Consider training people to assemble machines or give them instructions on how to deal with disasters or medical procedures. These are situations that require a lot of skill and knowledge as well as real-world experience and can be achieved with a VR headset and a pair of touch gloves to reduce the risk.

Focus our time with SenseGlove Nova on a use - albeit in a subtle way. Our job is to create a robot in an assembly line that uses different tools to assemble nuts, bolts, arms and legs. While feeling requires a lot of skill to reflect real-world interactions, the glove (which was attached to the Oculus Touch Tracking Controller in our demo) gives the idea that we're not just doing a workout, but we can. Also adjust the trigger pressure to adjust its spin speed.

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While it doesn't capture the smoothness of natural finger movements (the feeling of clicking in place of gears and pulleys when using gloves, it's still like DIY and construction prototypes), it does capture the feeling of holding things together - and more immersive than using many consoles that are virtual today The stick-like character of reality interactions.

Training is for one use only. It is also useful for product design and engineering (sorry)

If you are interested in a pair of touch gloves to upgrade your home virtual reality experience, some companies already make similar accessories. SensoryX VR free gloves and captogloves are highly recommended for basic haptic feedback and they work with some of the best virtual reality headsets. However, they look more like the gloves you wear on a camping trip than the gloves of the future.

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HaptX is one of the best options on the market for a lively feel. However, it is still only used for professional applications and requires professional setup to work.

Haptics is ​​clearly an important part of the continued development of virtual and augmented reality. We know Meta believes that Touch is important for the future of the brand after the unveiling of a prototype called Meta Glove in late 2021.

After all, if Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a "virtual world" where we all live, work, play, build, and (for some reason) go to concerts in virtual reality, it becomes important to create the ability to touch around us. It feels real and exciting. Continue our inspection. Senseglove Nova is ready to be at the center of this experience.

Sources: Becca Caddy and Gerald Lynch, Techradar, Direct News 99