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VR shoes let you feel the forceThe Taclim VR shoes give haptic feedback when playing VR games so it feels like you're walking on grass or sand, or wading in water.
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. [MUSIC]