Meta unveils new sensory, immersive gloves

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has unveiled the prototype of a haptic glove that will allow users feel objects in Virtual Reality (VR), and subsequently the metaverse.

Meta Reality Labs revealed the glove. Which features a number of microscopic air pockets known to as actuators on the palms. And along the fingers that inflate to offer users with a sense of touch. Making this haptic glove commercial is in keeping with Meta’s goal of morphing into the’metaverse’. Which is a collaborative virtual place populated by avatars of real people.



The glove’s development work isn’t finished yet, but once it is, users will be able to tell the difference between handling various things in the metaverse. Such as a sheet of paper or a plastic bowl.

A spokeswoman for Meta informed MailOnline that the haptic glove is presently simply a prototype. Additionally no release date has been set.

The Facebook company rebranded itself as Meta in October, due to an infatuation for the metaverse.

In October, the Facebook corporation relaunched itself Meta, owing to a fascination with the metaverse. Users will be able to access the metaverse in the future using VR and AR (Augmented Reality) headsets, as well as smart glasses. Work, education, music events, gaming, and a variety of other activities can all be done in the metaverse.

The haptic glove, on the other hand, is likely to be just one of the tangible devices that the firm will sell in the future. That allow users to properly access the metaverse. According to a blog post by Meta Reality Labs, the glove gives the impression of feeling the wooden properties of a jigsaw puzzle piece. Or the plastic properties of a computer keyboard as you type.

The haptic technology in the glove allows it to simulate touch by using motions, forces, or vibrations. Meta went on to say that vibrations alone would not be enough to discern between different items. Additionally the glove would require hundreds of actuators distributed throughout the hand that move in unison. So it provide the impression that the wearer is touching something.

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