Researchers Develop New Haptic Glove for VR Porn

By | August 5, 2019

A haptic glove that allows you to ‘feel’ objects in virtual reality could revolutionize VR porn – so says the Daily Mail reporting on a breakthrough by researchers in South Korea.

What is interesting about this particular attempt at VR gloves is that it utilizes actual pressure rather than vibration as in most other such gloves.

Designed by Korea Institute of Science and Technology roboticist Youngsu Cha and colleagues, the VR glove has sensors on the thumb, index and middle fingers and can fake the sensation of handling, prodding or stroking a host of different materials.
The device could be used for a myriad of applications — from games, to remote surgery and even creating hyper-realistic recreations of ancient civilisations that users could tangibly interact with.
The glove might even be used to enhance the experience of virtual reality porn.
‘There are many gloves for virtual reality. However, their feedback is based on vibration. Mine is based on pressing,’ said Dr Cha.
‘For example, when a user grabs a virtual object, while conventional ones give vibration feedback, the proposed device pushes the skin of the finger tip.’
‘It is close to the real situation.’

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