Soon people will be able to feel the touch of objects in virtual reality




All this went on for a long time. We have already seen treadmills , touch gloves, allowing to see in the virtual world their own hands, but it was not available and inexpensive technology that allows to feel physically existing objects. It was not until this moment.

Dextra Robotics company is working on a prototype of a special glove-exoskeleton Dexmo F2, which is arranged in such a way as to create a certain resistance to finger movements of man, if he touches a certain virtual items. Special drives attached to each of the five fingers, and once a glove gets a signal from the computer that the person touches a surface, the actuator starts to pull the fingers in the reverse direction. Of course, the glove monitors the smallest movement of your fingers in the space and coordinate them in accordance with the mapping of your hand in a virtual reality.

Dexmo F2

While the gadget does not look very elegant, but the developers did not give up and constantly improve their offspring. Today, there are several options gloves Dexmo, some of which can be pre-ordered on the company’s official website. Most of the models Dexmo was designed for precise control of the robot arm. But with the advent of virtual reality fashion landmarks companies can change dramatically. While the official price tag is not specified anywhere, but you yourself can offer creators Dexmo the amount that you think is worthy of their product. We can assume that the final product will cost around 200 dollars.

The developers emphasize that their product will be available to everyone, because Dexmo gloves are made from inexpensive materials, which distinguishes them from their more expensive counterparts, the prices of which can reach several thousand dollars. Except the gloves, the company offers developers completely free to download SDK, through which you can integrate support for their product in any of the existing video games and virtual reality applications.

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