The growing importance of metaverse encourages scholars to research the development of virtual reality. Scientists from Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University will announce work on a new haptic system that makes it possible to feel a virtual touch on the face. To achieve this effect, a mesh of small ultrasonic speakers suspended under the VR goggles was used. VR technology is still not so developed as to be able to fully meet the expectations of users focused on using metaverse.
The problem is not only the performance of the equipment, but also the sensations themselves - currently VR systems offer very limited tactile feedback. I am talking mainly about vibration motors in controllers. However, there is a need for solutions that will better simulate conditions in the virtual world, and the idea of scientists from Carnegie Mellon University fits this concept perfectly. They created a system with ultrasonic speakers that can be easily mounted on ordinary VR goggles.
These speakers produce sound waves at a frequency that we cannot hear. By directing them in a certain way, you can focus them in a given place, creating a kind of feeling of pressure that turns into vibrations. In this way, it is possible to simulate a specific effect and "feel" the influence of a virtual wind or even water.
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