Chemical haptics could bring tactile sensations like cold and heat to virtual reality

It is somewhat staggering how much virtual reality has advanced in recent years. Home appliances are by no means uncommon and cost about as much as your standard console. With platforms like the Oculus Quest 2, you don’t even need a computer or cables to get that on-demand VR immersion.

But virtual reality is all about the big dream. It’s not called Virtual Close to Reality. Virtual reality is about making experiences real in a way that other mediums just can’t yet. New products are coming out all the time like VR treadmills and haptic body kits to try and improve the experience, but there are so many nuances that we can’t translate into digital worlds just yet.

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