VR Gloves Seeing a Stronger Hold in 2020 and Beyond

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4Q 2020 | IN-5974


Microsoft Pushing New Haptic Pivot VR Input Device


In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that is working on a new Haptic Pivot prototype wrist-worn controller. This controller prototype allows users to gain a more immersive and realistic experience, and feel a variety of sensations, such as weight and haptic feedback; in a shown example, the firmness of an apple, the resistance from a tree branch, etc. This research prototype indicates a continued Virtual Reality (VR) interest for Microsoft, increasing VR market maturity, and increasing levels of immersion, realism, and reliability for enterprise use cases.

 Over the last 3 years, along with the rapid growth and advancements in VR Head-Mounted Device (HMD) market, VR accessories, including VR controllers and VR gloves, have also seen growth with promise of improved user experience by enabling more intuitive interaction and greater level of immersion across use cases. VR entertainment and gaming apps are a primary focus for consumers, but there is potential to revolutionize some critical VR training concepts to achieve better learning outcomes in the enter…

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