VR shoes let you feel the force
VR shoes let you feel the force
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VR shoes let you feel the force

Gaming Hardware
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]

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