Oculus Is Working On VR You Can Feel
The technology company's next project will fool more than just the eyes and ears
Oculus, wholly owned by Facebook, is now working on how to bring physical sensations from the virtual world to the real one. Their prototype HapticWave device is still in very early stages but it’s already showing some potential in stimulating even the finest, directional environmental vibration, MIT Technology Review reports.
Instead of being embedded in a wearable and rendering varying degrees of vibration, the device sits on a table upon which the user will lay a hand. Technology Review compares the device’s exterior to a turntable, with a metallic disk in the middle.