Taclim are “the world’s first VR shoes and gloves with built-in tactile devices”. With two prototype versions on display at CES 2017, the full-immersion VR gaming experience just received a major upgrade. Designed by Tokyo-based Cerevo (Consumer Electronic REVOlution), Taclim is capable of “detecting user movements as input and translating in-VR action to real world haptic output.” In other words, Cerevo’s VR technology is groundbreaking.
If you’re anything like me, you find the movie theater experience a difficult environment to enjoy the latest blockbuster. Whether it’s the noisy chatting from movie goers, the overwhelming surround sound, or your seat position in the theater, it’s just not like being at home. It takes away from what should be a captivating experience. Thankfully, First Cinema has unveiled a revolutionary VR headset called Cinera. Designed to bring the immersive power of movie theater’s inside your living room, Cinera combines groundbreaking media content with the full immersion of VR technology.
The suitcase of the future has finally arrived, Travelmate – a fully autonomous suitcase powered by artificial intelligence – is the brainchild of Travelmate Robotics, Inc. is hoping to make its product “the first widely available and affordable robot companion.” Capable of moving vertically or horizontally at speeds up to 6.75 mph, Travelmate is a self-driving suitcase that follows you wherever you go.
The PowerRay, made by PowerVision, is an underwater drone. That alone is enough to catch my attention when the vast sea of drones is all about exploring the sky. More specifically, the PowerRay is a detachable Fishfinder capable of diving 30 meters (98 feet) for up to 4 hours.
The Origin PC EVO15-S takes a different approach to a high-end gaming laptop; with enough power to play all your favorite games, this machine packs power into a sleek, lightweight suite. Weighing in at an astonishingly low 4 pounds, the Origin PC EVO15-S deviates from current trends in high-power gaming laptops, without skimping on functionality.
Microsoft HoloLens is “the first self-contained computer that enables you to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you.” By combining both virtual and augmented reality, HoloLens allows you to overlay 3D holograms onto any real-world backdrop.
Initially designed for developers, Sony has created SmartEyeglass – augmented eyewear that is part of their action-packed SDK. The developer kit includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, electric compass, brightness sensor, microphone and noise suppression sub microphone.
Virtual reality hasn’t reached mass markets yet. And price is a big entry barrier responsible for that. The HTC Vive costs $799 and the Cinera VR Headset is $449.Facebook’s Oculus recently announced a milestone in their VR development: a $199 standalone VR headset, called the Oculus Go.
Neurable, a Boston-based startup, recently debuted a part of their virtual reality (VR) game in the works. But this sci-fi game, Awakening, is no ordinary VR game. To play, you use your mind to control objects. The demo is an actual realization of neuroreality, an emerging field that could revolutionize the way we interact with machines.
New developments in augmented reality and virtual reality are announced every day. There are already incredible AR and VR devices out on the market today that deliver experiences unheard of just 10 years ago. Keeping true to form, the next step in the evolution of full immersion is something that sounds impossible now but may be a common technology in a few years: neuroreality.