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CES 2024: First untethered pneumatic XR haptic glove debuts

03 January 2024
The HEXR glove can be used for a variety of applications using virtual reality, augmented reality and extended reality headsets. Source: Microtube Technologies

Microtube Technologies will debut what it claims is the world’s first untethered pneumatic extended reality (XR) haptic glove at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas.

Called HEXR, the glove allows users to feel and sense digital objects without using any pumps or bulky accessories. It is comparable with major virtual reality, augmented reality and extended reality headsets for use in healthcare, education, logistics, entertainment and training in these sectors and more.

During the show, Microtube said it will provide immersive experiences for users to “feel” simulations of raindrops, heartbeat sensation or manipulate digital orbs. Simulations for pilots and education are also available.

"HEXR Glove represents a monumental leap forward in the way we interact with digital environments," said Yeo Joo Chuan, CEO and co-founder of Microtube Technologies. "CES 2024 marks the first opportunity for users to experience such high fidelity and realism in sensing, all within a compact, lightweight, and portable haptic glove."

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