Haptic Technology Creates Touchable Experiences in This VR Suit

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Nov 5, 2015
References: nullspacevr & roadtovr
This virtual reality suit uses haptic technology to create VR experiences you can actually feel.

Imagine a video game where the player could feel the impact of objects falling around them, or sense the weight of items in their hands. This haptic technology virtual reality suit promises just that. The suit is being developed by NullSpace VR, a virtual reality start-up that sprung out of the Rochester University Robotics Club. It contains 32 vibration pads embedded in the fabric of a virtual reality vest and pair of gloves. The pads emit vibration in different combinations in order to make the wearer feel the effect of events and objects in the virtual reality space. The haptic technology reacts to the game being played or film being watched to create a totally immersive VR experience.