This flexible thermoelectric device allows you to feel hot and cold and even pain in virtual reality video games. ThermoReal is a patent-pending product and technology developed by TEGway that makes human-machine interfaces, augmented reality and virtual reality experiences even more immersive and real by creating sudden heat and chills, gradual heat and chills as well as painful sensations. This feeling is delivered via a VR gaming handset.
The thermoelectric device is capable of synchronizing immediate thermal expression in video game scenes, translating multiple dynamic control functions and providing contact directly and conformally with the human body. Although currently focused on video games, the thermal realism technology could easily be applied to other similarly immersive experiences, especially where education is involved.