Haptic feedback gives gamers a sense of touch in the virtual world

Engineering students in Texas have developed a glove that allows a user to feel what they’re touching while gaming.

The Hands Omni glove developed at Rice University’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen is expected to provide a way for gamers to feel the environments they inhabit through technology that includes 3D heads-ups displays.

 

According to the University, the prototype glove introduced at the George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and developed with sponsor Virtuix, a Houston gaming technology company, is intended to provide force feedback to the fingertips as players touch, press or grip objects in the virtual world. 

Engineering student Kevin Gravesmill demonstrates the Hands Omni glove created at Rice University for virtual reality gaming systems at the annual Engineering Design Showcase
Engineering student Kevin Gravesmill demonstrates the Hands Omni glove created at Rice University for virtual reality gaming systems at the annual Engineering Design Showcase