With devices like the Oculus Rift, gamers are already experiencing a more immersive form of gameplay where their view is the entire game and its world, as opposed to just staring at a computer monitor or TV. However it seems in a bid to make these games feel even more realistic, an engineering team at Rice University have created a glove that allows gamers to “feel” objects within the game.
Dubbed the Hands Omni glove, the device relies on haptic feedback to provide gamer with the feeling of touching something inside the game. According to one of the students working on the project, Thor Walker, “What we’ve made is a glove that uses air to inflate bladders underneath your fingers. So you can hook this up to a video game and when you reach out and grab a virtual object, it feels like you’re actually grabbing that object.” Read full post →Hands Omni Haptic Glove Lets Gamers “Feel” Virtual Objects
At the moment the headlights of our cars help to illuminate the roads we are driving on at night, and while there are some cars with smarter headlights that will be able to follow the car’s turning around bends, Carnegie Mellon University’s researchers have come up with even smarter headlights that could make its way into vehicles in the future.
These smarter headlights are basically programmable headlights that will help aid the driver in all sorts of situations. For example the researchers are working getting it to avoid illuminating raindrops or snowflakes in poor weather, and can even help to reduce glare when the high beam is being used. It will also be able to detect the lane you are driving on and illuminate it more brightly compared to adjacent lanes. Read full post →Car Headlights Of The Future Could Do More Than Just Illuminate