Rice University Engineering Students Developed A Glove Allowing Users To Feel Digital Objects In Virtual Reality

PictureRice University engineering students are working to make virtual reality a little more real with their invention of a glove that allows a user to feel what they’re touching while gaming.
The Hands Omni glove developed at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen will provide a way for gamers and others to feel the environments they inhabit through the likes of three-dimensional heads-ups displays.The electronic glove, which functions without cables or wires, is still in the prototype phase — it weighs 350 ounces and must be wirelessly tethered to a computer to work. Still, the current Hands Omni impressed virtual reality peripheral maker Virtuix enough to earn a sponsorship from the company, which Walker says will be used to further development. Read More

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