Next-Generation VR Gloves Will Let You Experience the Metaverse with Your Fingers
A group of Singapore State University academics has announced the release of novel gloves that allow you to experience the Metaverse beneath your fingers.
The notion of the metaverse has now permeated our daily lives. Many businesses have already begun to create software and technology for use in the metaverse. Last month, Sony debuted Micopi tracking sensors, making it much easier to transmit our full body to Metaverse.
A group of academics out of the State University of Singapore revealed today the development of new gloves that allow you to feel everything you view in the digital world at your fingertips.
Even the slightest roughness is detectable
In contrast to standard VR controllers and gloves, this glove, called HaptGlove, uses far more and significantly more sensitive motors, as well as a machine-learning-backed algorithm. Each finger of the glove has its feedback module. These microfluidic feedback modules are approximately half as compact as conventional feedback modules, yet they are far more delicate and sensitive. As a result, wearing gloves does not make your hands feel especially heavy.
After putting on the glove, all users have to do is launch the computer’s software and sign into Metaverse. You can touch things in the virtual world because the technology automatically recognizes and models objects that are close to your hand. We may claim that these gloves appear to have been influenced by the film Ready Player One since microfluidics allows you to sense even little roughness and protrusions.
According to the team behind HaptGlove, they have already been working on this project since 2019, so it is not brand new. The team claims that even though the project’s initial prototypes were a complete failure and that even spherical versions showed edges during testing, they persevered and improved these gloves over time.
The researchers who purchased the product’s patent rights claim that HaptGlove may be made available for purchase shortly and that a pair of gloves may cost anywhere between $3,700 ($69,535 without taxes) and $15,000. (TL 281,902 without any taxes).