We have seen lots of interesting new technologies at CES 2023. AI SILK’s haptic metaverse glove is one of those. The technology has been developed in-house, using patented conductive fibers that they call LEAD SKIN. The device serves as an AR/VR (augmented/virtual reality) controller and can deliver tactile feedback when the user touches metaverse objects. 

LEAD SKIN has a high and uniform electrical conductivity that feels quite pleasant on the skin, according to the company. These fibers are safe, hygienic and long-lasting with antibacterial and antiviral qualities. 

With a minimum weight of 380 grams, the tactile metaverse glove is incredibly lightweight and more budget-friendly than standard alternatives. The conductive fibers or LEAD SKIN allow the sensors to detect the fabric’s current impedance as it expands or contracts. The company has used deep machine learning to generate an algorithm that deduces the anticipated actions based on the finger movements of the glove wearer.

AI Silk employs a one-of-a-kind way to monitor motion in virtual space, rendering the metaverse world tangible. This makes it possible for users to interact with metaverse items as envisioned, which heightens the “realism” of metaverse adventures. Additionally, the glove can transmit electrical pulses through the fabric to offer haptic feedback when the palm or fingers are touched. The electrical impulses that the gloves produce give wearers the illusion that they are actually “touching” virtual items, enhancing the immersive quality of the metaverse.

While it was originally designed for game players to offer a more authentic virtual world experience in gaming, this gadget could also be employed for adaptive tech applications, such as delivering signals to visually impaired people.