October 25 2022 – HaptX CorporationHaptX Gloves G1, a provider of virtual reality (VR) touch technology, has announced the availability of pre-orders for the new HaptX Gloves G1, a haptic device optimized for the enterprise metaverse.
HaptX says it has designed the HaptX Gloves G1 with the features most demanded by its customers, including improved ergonomics, multiple glove sizes, wireless navigation, new and improved touch functionality, and multiplayer collaboration.
“With the HaptX Gloves G1, we are enabling all organizations to benefit from our vibrant touch methods,” said Jake Rubin, founder and CEO of HaptX. “Touch is the cornerstone of the next generation of human-machine interface technologies, and the opportunities are endless.”
According to the company, the HaptX G1 glove fits over traditional gloves and includes soft, flexible fingers, palm and wrist for added dexterity and comfort. Gloves are also available in four sizes (small, medium, large and extra large). Inside the gloves are hundreds of microfluidic actuators that physically lubricate the wearer’s skin, so when they come into contact and interact with virtual objects, things look real.
To create realistic haptic feedback for Gloves, the lightweight wireless Airpack generates compressed air and precisely controls its flow. The Airpack can be worn comfortably across the body in backpack mode for room-wide applications or easily placed on a table for sit-up and standing applications. Furthermore, the Airpack can provide three hours of use on a single charge without contact with outside air or power.
The HaptX SDK allows developers to feel the realistic touch of their applications using the HaptX G1 Gloves. HaptX states that its SDK is optimized for enterprise and industry use cases, and offers plugins for Unreal Engine and Unity, as well as a C++ API.
New features of the HaptX SDK include:
- Advanced vibration feedback to simulate micro-surface texture;
- ROS node enables remote robotics operators to connect HaptX Gloves G1 to remote robots for natural and precise control of robotic peripheral stimuli; And the
- A haptic multiplayer feature, which allows multiple users to work in the same virtual environment and feel the same things, regardless of physical location, helping to improve collaborative training, design reviews, and more.
How much do HaptX G1 gloves cost?
HaptX is now accepting pre-orders for the HaptX Gloves G1. Organizations can pre-order an individual pair of HaptX G1 gloves for $5,495 or a package of all four sizes for $4,500 per pair. HaptX plans to begin shipping HaptX Gloves G1 systems to customers in the third quarter of 2023. Companies can also make a deposit to set a priority shipping date.
“Often, enterprise and industry leaders resort to using game controllers to interact with business applications in the metaverse,” said Joe Michaels, chief revenue officer at HaptX. “Organizations developing their metaverse strategy now have a highly effective haptic feedback solution, and their functionality can depend on it. With the HaptX Gloves G1 at this low price, you don’t have to compromise on controllers or hand tracking.”
With the HaptX Gloves G1, HaptX offers HaptX Subscription, a hardware-as-a-service model that provides turnkey product deployment and support for enterprise customers. Each HaptX subscription will also include Airpack, HaptX SDK, and a comprehensive service and maintenance plan. Use of the HaptX G1 Gloves requires a HaptX subscription starting at $495 per month.
For more information about HaptX and its touch technology, please visit the company website.
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