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Haptic glove allows users to feel water cold, heat

Idea 62032 | Posted in , by | August 29, 2012

Glove that lets users feel wetness, maybe rain, heat from fireballs, cold from ice blasts. have a proof of concept for the haptic interface portion of the device and patenting it. PhD

 

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Wakefulness  |  August 31st, 2012 at 3:43 am

I think the BEST application for this would be for the people who buy Virtual Reality headsets and motion control accessories. (And that is a small niche right now anyways)

Also, Haptic tech is far from being realized in consumer products (that I know of, I could be wrong thogh) so early prototypes of a haptic glove could be big things and you would likely see hand recognition/motion controls going on . . . so you would need to place the gloves in a special place, you would need a special (wide open place) for enhanced gesture recognition and you would totally lose any immersion if you are not playing a AAA game that plays with the peripheral in mind (basically, studios would need months of RnD to make such a thing feel natural).

I kind of like the idea of haptic touch on VITA’s backtouch pad. It would add so much value to a simple game like “hot and cold” where one can use the backtouch to feel around and the screen in front tells you if you are getting “hotter” (good) or “colder” (bad) in relation to your mystery object/goal.

Anyways, sorry about my long RE! I think your idea is cool in principle and I like Haptic! Keep those futuristic ideas coming!!! :P

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Permafry_42  |  September 4th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

While we’re at it, make a scent device that lets you smell the game world =D

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krysium72  |  September 11th, 2012 at 10:38 am

Scent technology exists, though I feel it will be over rated. Diesel fumes and cordite in war simulations are cool and research by Dr Skip rizzo out at U of Ca shows they help engagement to treat PTSD.
However, I think the ability to feel the rain on your hands and possibly face during call of war games, or heat from an explosion or a fireball is more immersive.

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krysium72  |  September 11th, 2012 at 10:41 am

This isnt a futuristic idea, the research is from the late 1800’s. It just took someone who had a neurosci PhD to put the pieces together into a format that technology allows. I have a prototype, but it needs a couple of engineers and two weeks time to refine it.

The body “fools” itself all the time,(blind spot in the middle of your eye, the fovea yet the brain fills in the gaps, its easier to “hear” confusing song lyrics if you read them too etc) that is all this does using nothing but electrical signals, you just have to know how to manipulate the sensory systems.

Video graphics are so good its hard to tell PS football from a real game at a glance. Smell..ehh it will add a small bit of immersion but with the olfactory systems ability to detect over 10,000 chemical scents, it would be troublesome.
They have some cool 3d sound coming out, but surround sound is already immersive. Unless we are talking holographic projections (which just came out in the research last year) then haptics are the next step.

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krysium72  |  September 13th, 2012 at 8:18 am

I do not know what sony has getting cooked up for the ps4, but microsoft just applied for a patent that will display a video game on the walls of a room and work with the kinect to determine where you are in it.
If the PS4 doesnt catch up in immersion, Ill just contact microsoft…
ISPR international society for presence research webpage-

http://ispr.info/2012/09/12/ground-breaking-xbox-720-tech-could-turn-rooms-into-3d-environments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ground-breaking-xbox-720-tech-could-turn-rooms-into-3d-environments

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krysium72  |  September 18th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

wakefulness- take a look at the link from microsoft, recent research I have seen on the presence research site (ISPR) really shows the market moving to take advantage of 3d. Shutter glasses with a room projection method for xbox, and 3d shutter glasses for otehr systems are soon to be the norm. they are working on tv’s that have 3d “zones” where up to 6 people can sit and get 3d without the glasses. Eventually innovations like this will make sitting in front of a flat screen in your favorite bean bag with a controller a very antiquidated image. Not all games are suited for full immersion, i really cant see mario brothers benefitting from even 3d…but the popular ones like Modern warfare, counter strike, zelda, WoW and more would benefit greatly from leaving the traditional screen. I see that happening in the next 5-10 years. Then holographic projection, maybe suspended in mist, will be the next step which is already begun.

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luigi01234  |  February 8th, 2014 at 4:08 am

that be a little difficult to make or a really long time to make nice tho