Meta has partnered with Ultrahaptics and ZeroLight to augment their augmented reality software by incorporating haptic feedback. Venture Beat brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Meta partners with Ultrahaptics and ZeroLight for touch in AR.”

Augmented reality may not be the video game you are imagining, but the technology is proving itself to be a very useful tool in our everyday lives. It is growing in popularity because it brings elements of the virtual world into our real world.

Haptic communication recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. To assist in the creation of virtual objects in a computer simulation, haptic devices may incorporate tactile sensors that measure forces exerted by the user on the interface.

“The vision behind Meta is to deliver a machine that acts as an extension of the body, allowing us to intuitively create, communicate and collaborate in a natural way,” said Meta’s head of developer relations David Oh.

Melody K. Smith

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