Novel VR glove levels up user experience in the metaverse with a more realistic sense of touch
- January 18, 2023
iHealthtech Director Professor Lim Chwee Teck and his research team, which includes the CEO of NUS startup Microtube Technologies, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan and PhD student Qi Jiaming have developed a futuristic haptic glove that enables a “physical” sense of touch in virtual reality or the metaverse. The glove adopts a wireless design and uses flexible and stretchable sensors and microfluidic and pneumatic haptic modules. This technology creates possibilities for various applications in medicine, healthcare and education, such as training doctors for surgery, enabling patients to rehabilitate at home and providing trainees with a realistic learning experience, all through using the haptic glove for a truly immersive and realistic experience.
Their invention also won the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2022.