University Of Singapore Invent Glove To Let You Feel Inside the Metaverse

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The University of Singapore VR Glove is a new advancement that will allow users to feel objects in the metaverse. The technology is made with pressurized fingertips and restricted motion that mimic the real-life sensation of picking up objects. The goal is to allow medical professionals to practice in Virtual Reality but we can also see how these would make for some pretty incredible immersive gameplay. Production is set to begin over the next few years.

The glove provides real-time haptic feedback. Credit: The National University of Singapore.

What Is The University of Singapore VR Glove?

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. So, that means minimal to no lag for users. Additionally, the gloves are designed to be 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 technology is designed for healthcare workers to train with in the future. Credit: XR Today.

Who Can Use The Glove?

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. Furthermore, the haptic system inside the glove is meant to resemble the pressure that an object would put on a user’s fingertips, providing real-time feedback. This is an important moment for the medical field that could have serious impact, as VR becomes a testing ground for future health tech. It’s interesting to note this development alongside other trends, like the push towards Web5.

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