GloveOne wearable lets you feel virtual reality for real!
Virtual reality lets you interact with augmented environment in such a way that it feels real, aided by visual and audio feed. But there is still an element missing, the element of touch and feel. GloveOne created by Spanish company NeuroDigital Technologies looks to plug this gap of sensation in virtual reality, literally making you feel it in the hands. The wearable is loaded with touch sensors that let the user feel the object in augmented reality environment via sensations created from 10 actuators placed on key points on the palms and fingertips.
It’s been almost 2 years since this project first initiated and now it is looking to get the first lot of GloveOne wearable gloves in production through the Kickstarter platform. Paired with virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift, the glove will go up another step in the simulation environment, adding another dimension of touch.
The current prototype of GloveOne has an estimated battery life of four hours and is ideal for applications like gaming. There are 9-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit Sensor) sensors vibrating at different frequencies which create the sensation of touch, for example falling rain, wind, holding onto a sword.
GloveOne project looks quite interesting and it remains to be seen whether it achieves the funding goal at Kickstarter. If it does get through, the ones who have pledged $199 will get one GloveOne unit.