Watch Mark Zuckerberg play Jenga and fist-bump in virtual reality using 'haptic gloves' that Facebook, now Meta, is building to let people feel objects in the metaverse
Mark Zuckerbergposted a video of a device in development for the metaverse.
- Haptic gloves would let people feel things like pressure and texture when touching virtual objects.
Mark Zuckerberg has been spotted wearing a VR headset many times before to see things in virtual reality.
Zuckerberg posted a video on Tuesday that shows him trying out "haptic gloves" to do things like virtually roll dice, play Jenga and chess, shake hands, and fist-bump.
The gloves track the wearer's hands to determine where the person's hands are in a virtual reality scene and if and how they may be in contact with a virtual object, according to a Meta news release issued Tuesday. The gloves then simulate sensations like pressure, texture, and vibration to recreate the feeling of objects in virtual reality.
The company has been working on the gloves for seven years, noting in the release that the project "started as a moonshot, but it's increasingly feasible as we continue to innovate and complete research."
"Building these gloves is a challenge that requires inventing entirely new domains of scientific research," the release says. "While we're still in the early stages of this research, the goal is to one day pair the gloves with your VR headset for an immersive experience like playing in a concert or poker game in the metaverse, and eventually they'd work with your AR glasses."
A separate video, posted on Meta's official
You can watch Zuckerberg's full video here.
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