HaptX Haptic Glove Makes VR Touchable, Watch Hands-on Video

Posted: Mar 2 2018, 2:23am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
HaptX Haptic Glove Makes VR Touchable, Watch Hands-on Video

New hands-on video of HaptX glove shows how incredible it is.

The HaptX glove already made some headlines last year, but a new video shows how incredible it actually is. You can feel virtual raindrops or a small fox walking around your hand. The HaptX glove has over hundred continuous actuators that simulate touch and force feedback.

Destin Sandlin from the Smarter Everyday Youtube channel went hands-on with the HaptX glove. The experience of the HaptX glove turned the VR critic into a believer. In the video you see Destin feel the virtual rain, squeeze clouds, turn windmills and take a fox and a spider on his hand. The touch resolution is apparently extremely realistic.

The only big problem I see is how bulky the HaptX glove is. Making the HaptX glove ready for production will take a lot of effort and time. Their prototype setup with a HTC Vive also only has one glove. Still, the hands-on video demonstration of the HaptX glove is impressive. Watch the video below.

HaptX consists of a multidisciplinary team of engineers based in San Luis Obispo, CA and Seattle, WA. The comped that builds advanced haptic technology. Their first product, HaptX Gloves, brings touch feedback to VR with unprecedented realism, enabling a new category of industrial training simulations. Founded by Jake Rubin and Dr. Bob Crockett in 2012, HaptX is at the forefront of touch feedback for virtual reality.

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