Teslasuit– known for its full-body haptic feedback, is ready to launch a glove, that lets us touch and feel virtual textures and biometric data. This glove is called “Teslasuit Glove” will be launched at Consumer Electronics Show(CES), 2020, which is scheduled in January next year.
The Gloves are meant for medical rehabilitation, training, and other professional applications, just like the Teslasuit. It integrates multiple technologies to create the impression of touching and holding the objects, capture the movement of users’ hands, and record pulse and biometric information simultaneously. The glove can also be linked with the suit using WiFi, which gives us a chance to get full-body motion capture along with haptic feedback for Virtual Reality(VR).
Teslasuit is among the several haptics and motion control companies that launched in this decade during the VR boom. It initially appealed to the consumers, and later on, it shifted to the business customers. The suit was launched in 2016 but canceled it. It officially launched its first product in 2018. It demonstrated potential applications in astronaut training, emergency evacuation drill practice, and other simulation scenarios.
The Teslasuit Glove has distinct features which make it different from the other existing products from Manus VR and HaptX. The gloves comprise basic haptic and force feedback capabilities. The sensation of touching a nonexistent surface is produced by an array of nine electrodes on each finger, while a plastic exoskeleton generates resistance and vibration to simulate interacting with solid objects.
Above all, the gloves capture the movement of the user’s wrist and fingers. They also include a pulse oximeter, which gathers information like the user’s heart rate — which can indirectly help to measure stress and other physical reactions to the VR experiences. These features are similar to that of the Teslasuit, which gathers biometric and motion data and simulates physical feeling using electrical stimulation.
The Teslasuit says that you can test the Teslasuit at CES 2020, but to test the Teslasuit Glove, you need to wait for some more time as it is still under the testing phase. So, we need to wait until further information given about the Glove. But, we can expect the Glove’s infusion very soon into the market.