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This high-tech suit lets you feel things in virtual reality

  • Hannah Yi
By Hannah Yi

Video Journalist

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Right now virtual reality requires donning a pair of goggles. But what if the experience became more than just sight and sound? Imagine wearing a suit that lets you feel in virtual reality.

A group of graduate students at London’s Royal College of Art have created Skinterface, a suit that allows wearers to experience a range of physical sensations on the skin. The tactile technology relies on the vibration of soundwaves, which emanate from tiny nodes that are embedded all across the skinsuit.

In this video, we show you how Skinterface works and whether it may be a glimpse of a fully immersive virtual experience that will one day use all our senses.

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