Meta – the company formerly known as Facebook – is diving straight into virtual reality and previewing its latest research and development on haptic gloves that provide sensory feedback in digital areas.

Facebook renamed to Meta End of October to shift the focus from social media to metaverse and VR technology development.

In a blog post from November 16, Meta divided the latest breakthroughs in haptic glove research from his VR technology company Reality Labs, noting that the product had been in the making for seven years.

The company shared a video showing two people testing the haptic gloves in a demo metaverse while clenching their fists, picking up blocks, throwing objects, shaking hands, knocking dominoes, and playing jenga together.

Haptic glove preview: Meta

Meta says the gloves rely on haptic rendering to “send precise instructions to the actuators on the hand” that parallels tracking technology that pinpoints the position of the hand and the properties of virtual objects in the metaverse.

In their current state of development, the palms of the hands seem to be lined with small, soft robotic motors that move in unison to give the user’s hand movements in the Metaverse a corresponding sensation. However, Meta determined that haptic gloves will not hit the market anytime soon.

“The reality that these are an affordable, accessible tool for ordinary consumers is still some time to come. I mean, look at the mess of cables connecting these prototypes, ”the blog post reads.

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Meta explained that his haptic glove project “started out as a moon shot,” but is getting closer to reality due to advances in perceptual science, soft robotics, microfluidics, hand tracking, and haptic rendering.

The company also outlined its vision for the project to move forward and reflect something similar to the plot of the project Ready player one Film in which VR technology and gaming have become a liveable metaverse for its users:

“Imagine working on a virtual 3D puzzle with a friend’s realistic 3D avatar. When you take a virtual puzzle piece off the table, your fingers automatically stop moving as soon as you feel it within reach. “

Many Onlookers are waiting to see if meta will start an “open metaverse” like this one decentralized counterparts in the crypto room or pose a threat to the room by wrestling over it Dominance over the industry.

However, some are pretty optimistic about Meta’s move. Emil Angervall, co-founder and chief operating officer of music technology startup Corite, told Cointelegraph on October 29 that the company is making the extreme upside opportunities for the NFT and Metaverse sectors.

Meta’s share price (FB) is up 9% since announcing it will be at $ 341 at the time of writing.