---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows a person to feel a virtual object. Miraisens Inc., a company developed from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Tokyo., has revealed a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around in virtual space and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The current technology works using a virtual reality headset, a bracelet with hardware attached (enclosed in a box), and a fingertip molding that is wired to the hardware on the wrist. The handheld molding emits vibrations on the fingertips that allow users to "feel" 3D objects in virtual space, which they see on their virtual headsets. Miraisens is hoping to use the technology for the medical and disability fields in the future.
AUTHOR: Cabe Atwell. TITLE: Feeling Virtual Objects in Virtual Space With 3D-Haptics Technology.