With this intelligent gizmo you possibly can really feel objects in digital actuality


One of the problems with virtual reality is that you can't really "feel" the objects you touch. This means that while the visual experience is impressive, the technology as a whole still has some flaws that allow you to feel the separation between what you see and what you feel.

However, Microsoft has made quite an interesting wearable device that allows users to feel things in VR. This is a set of wrist controls that have small hammers built into them. This means that every time you pick up an object in a VR setting, the hammers swing into your palms and touch them in the process, creating the illusion that you are touching the object you are seeing in VR.

When users release the object they are holding, the hammer swings out of the user's palm. Microsoft's demonstration video (see above) shows how the hammer swings into the user's palm while plucking an apple from a VR tree to give them the haptic feedback needed to pluck an actual apple.

With more force, the hammer can hit the user's palm further, giving the impression that the object it is holding is heavy. It may not necessarily be applicable in every VR scenario, but it's an interesting application that hopefully will have more VR developers in the future.

Saved in Gadgets. Read more about Microsoft and Virtual Reality (VR). Source: gizmodo


Katherine Clark