The University of Singapore has invented a VR Glove that allows you to feel objects in the metaverse.
It has been reported that the technology includes pressurized fingertips and restricted motion that mimics the real-life sensation of picking up objects. The goal is to assist medical professionals to practice in Virtual Reality. Production will begin over the next few years.
However, the VR glove is an important advancement in wearable tech, as it is a fully untethered haptic system. With this super fast feedback loop, the glove encounters the metaverse in what is essentially real-time.
The report said that the gloves are lighter and more affordable than the gloves that are currently on the market. This makes The National University of Singapore’s HaptGlove all the more impressive as a piece of wearable tech.
The glove was developed by The National University of Singapore for use with trainees at the National University Health System. Specifically, users will be able to use the technology to grasp surgical devices or check the pulse of a patient. The haptic system inside the glove should resemble the feeling of an object on your fingertips, providing real-time feedback.
Thus, this is an important moment for the medical field that could have serious impact, as VR becomes a testing ground for future health tech. This development alongside other trends, like the push towards Web5.
Source: NFT Evening