Oculus Rift, HTC Vive’s Future Controllers are the Haptic Gloves Tom Cruise Wore
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the future of video gaming for many (as well as the future of many other fields) however, I am personally not content with the controller solutions that they are coming with.
Those handheld thingies look futuristic but they aren’t really the most suitable counterpart of a virtual reality headset now, are they?
Haptic Gloves, a product that Palm Labs is developing, sounds like the perfect solution to the problem as well as the proper way to the future as syndicated by our very own Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002).
Didn’t get the reference? Check out the image above and you will see what Haptic Gloves aspire to be.
The guy who is making them promises prototypes, but they will only work for future games that actually support the technology.
I’m the founder of a new company called Palm Labs. We are developing a haptic glove for VR/AR that responds to the form and shape of objects. We’ve also built out the technology into a vest form, so you can push against walls or deflect a lightsaber.
Yes, we’re huge sci-fi nerds. Yes, we are trying to make the haptic systems from Ready Player One. Yes, we have prototypes, and they work. No, they won’t work with your current games, but they will allow for new types of game interactions that don’t exist yet. We’ll have an SDK for Unity first and support for Unreal Engine at a later date.
Read more about them here and tell us if you think they are the best controllers that Oculus Rift and HTC Vive could have.
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