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Heraeus and AI Silk unveil ultra-light metaverse glove

Heraeus Epurio, a specialist developer of conductive polymer materials, and AI Silk , a Japanese wearable-tech startup that has developed the proprietary and patented conductive fiber “Lead Skin”, have together unveiled the “Haptic Metaverse Glove”.

The “ultra-light” glove has no mechanical parts attached, that doubles as sensors and an AR/VR/XR controller.

Made from AI Silk’s proprietary conductive fiber, Lead Skin, Haptic Metaverse Glove powered by Lead Skin features built-in finger-bending sensors, as well as control buttons on the back of the wearer’s hand, all of which are also made of the same conductive fiber.

Providing wearers tactile feedback when they “touch” metaverse objects, the ultra-lightweight glove enables users to enjoy a truly immersive metaverse experience without having to hold a bulky remote control.

Hideo Okano, AI Silk CEO, says: “Our Haptic Metaverse Glove powered by Lead Skin is a game-changer for metaverse exploration because it enables players to move around and manipulate AR objects freely and intuitively, just as you would in the physical world.

“What makes this possible is Lead Skin, our proprietary and patented conductive fiber that has potential for a wide range of uses beyond AR games. We are very excited to launch our new product and introduce this innovative technology at CES 2023.”

Clevios is the pioneer and leader in PEDOT chemistry. The aqueous conductive polymer dispersions can be coated on textile fibers to turn them into high performance sensing and stimulation electrodes.

Dr Armin Sautter, of Heraeus Epurio, says: “Our Clevios products are a great match for smart textile applications, as they not only provide low resistive textile electrodes, but also provide the wearer with unparalleled comfort.

“The coatings are thin, soft, and flexible, which allow maintaining the original soft feel of the textile.”

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