Hands Omni feedback glove has been unveiled this week and demonstrated providing touch sensations within a digital virtual world, in a hope to offer even more immersion to virtual reality worlds and games.
The prototype gaming glove is equipped with inflatable air bladders that are positioned underneath each fingertip, thatcan be deflated or inflated as required to provide the sensation of touch on the player’s hand.
The Hands Omni haptic feedback glove will be perfect for virtual reality environments and has been designed by Rice University engineering students to be a completely wireless piece of kit. The gloves can then be combined with the likes of the awesome Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as well as other virtual reality peripherals such as the Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill.
“Rice 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.”