Lightweight DextrES VR Gloves Use the Force

Lightweight DextrES VR Gloves Use the Force
The DextrES haptic feedback gloves let wearers ‘feel’ the virtual world through a strategic application of force.

Developed by teams from EPFL and ETH Zurich, the DextrES gloves offer a unique haptic feedback system that provides an accurate representation of the virtual world without the bulky equipment. The fingers of the gloves are embedded with elastic metal strips separated by a thin insulator. Applying a voltage difference to the metal strips will cause them to stick together, creating a ‘braking force’ that blocks the motions of the fingers and gives the sensation of gripping an object.

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