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New VR glove lets you grab digital objects

Engineers in Korea have designed a lightweight and flexible glove that can effectively mimic the sensations of manipulating digital objects.

During a computerised chess game, testers could feel the shape of a chess piece, pick it up and hold it. The creators expected that their developed glove will be used in several ways by linking with VR software.

Possible applications of the glove include making learning software more immersive, virtual scientific experiments more informative or even video games more realistic.

Check out the full Discovery Magazine article.

By Jo Lo
Jo Lo

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Jo Lo

Jo is a digital producer at Pattern. Jo has a background in communication, and has worked as a producer and editor for organisations such as Les Mills International, Tailor, Auckland Libraries and XtraMSN/Telecom. From 2007-2009, Jo was the web editor for Taste and Metro magazines.