"VR shoes let you feel the force"
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VR shoes let you feel the force
It kind of does feel a little bit like I'm welching in some mud in a puddle.
This is the most ridiculous thing you'll see all day, actually wait, it's supposed to be these VR shoes.
They're called Taclim, and while they're a prototype, these are gonna be available as a full product coming Autumn 2017.
So what they are are VR shoes and gloves, that give you haptic feedback.
They run off a Unity plugin that lets developers create content freely, so it's open source.
And all the vibration data is made available.
The shoes have eight tactile Motors inside to simulate a bunch of different feels like grass, water and desert with some of these examples that I tried.
The gloves have a nine axis sensor inside and can capture movement and translate that to a haptic output.
The shoes have around two hours of battery life in them, but what does it actually feel like to use VR shoes?
I tried them with the demo game that they had available and went through a couple of the simulations.
And while many of the surfaces didn't feel like they would in real life, I have to say the water one felt pretty accurate.
I did feel like I was splashing around in a puddle of mud.
It was a lot of fun and these are still in the prototype so I can't wait to see what developers do with them when they come out to final release and they're a full product.
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