Sony patent for haptic feedback glove leaves the door open for full-body immersion

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    According to a filing with USPO, Sony might be working on a haptic glove accessory for the PSVR. It’s not a new concept. Contact CI, HaptX, the EPFL, and others are all working on gloves that can provide force feedback in virtual environments.

    However, Sony’s tech seems to be somewhat different. While the patent application is for a glove, the haptic device itself can be used in other clothing including “a hat, footwear, pants or shirt.” It can also be mounted within the VR headset itself.

    What this essentially means is that at some point down the road, Sony envisions a Ready Player One-like full body suit. For the short term though, the engineers seem focused on the glove aspect.
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    Hmm......it now becomes a little more clear as to why they have been censoring games lately.
     
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    The entire Porn industry just sat up straight....
     
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    This reminds me of that scene in Minority Report.
     
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