New wearable skin lets you touch VR stuff and really feel it.
Modern wearable skin lets you touch and feel things in virtual reality, new technology makes you feel human without artificial vibrations. The skin is designed to give users a virtual, virtual reality touch of feedback that feels natural without using electronic vibration.
This could be the breakthrough that we've been waiting for in virtual reality.
The study was published in Soft Robotics, describing soft skin with a thickness of less than 500 nm. The skin is equipped with pneumatic actuators that will make you feel that you are touching something real and not just the simulation of an electronic aperture engine that really feels like a real thing at all. The artificial skin also has integrated sensors which transmit the data used to modulate the pressure. The scientist says that this is the first time that such a good result has been obtained.
According to the report, "their SPA skin is a multi-layer system that can be easily applied as a simple, wearable two-way interface to feel contact and feedback." In other words, whether you wear gloves or an artificial leather suit, the product would allow you to feel a real surface in the virtual reality world.
However, the skin does not prohibit you from moving your fingers when you activate the membranes to give you the impression of true contact.
Scientists who have introduced a new development do not really give any timelines when a new development can be transformed into a mass-produced device. Researcher Hershel Sonar says that "the next step will be to develop a fully mobile prototype for simulated and augmented reality and augmented reality applications." She also added that they are looking to test the prototype in neuroscientific studies. Scientists predict that "doctors will be able to stimulate the human body when researchers explore complex brain activity in magnetic resonance experiments." You can be confident that - if it really works the way we hope to do it - the skin will soon be on the market. After all, touch is the last element that is required to add a true sense of virtual reality. Just in the last few weeks, Facebook has been testing how it integrates the use of the hands as controls for Oculus Quest virtual reality glasses.
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