Dexta Robotics has recently unveiled “Dexmo”, an exo-skeleton glove able captures full range of your hand motion and provides force feedback. That alone adds a lot to the immersion of a VR experience, a chapter where visuals and sound are pretty far ahead compared to the rest of the senses.
According to Dexta, “with it you can feel the size, shape and stiffness of virtual objects. The force feedback ability allows the user to feel the size and shape of any digital object, which greatly improves immersion. Variable stiffness is achieved by precise motor control. With this feature, each virtual object can have their own stiffness.”
Dexta went through more than 20 prototypes before the current version of the Dexmo device.
Dexmo started as a Kickstarter project in 2014 and raising over $55,000 but the project was eventually canceled with the intention of “rebooting it at a better time.” To this day there us no release date or pricing information available for Dexmo.