Meta’s prototype devices give us a glimpse of the metaverse life

Facebook has rebranded itself to Meta, and is fully committed to building a metaverse. To achieve its grand vision, it’ll need to launch multiple groundbreaking devices, controllers, and supporting hardware.

The company has already shown off some concepts and research projects in this area, and some of them are fascinating.

Here’s a list of what we’ve seen so far:

Haptic gloves

In its series of prototype devices, gloves with haptic feedback for VR. These gloves are meant to make you ‘feel’ grabbing an object or running your hand along a surface in the virtual world.

To achieve this, Meta’s engineers have placed newly designed soft actuators. These are soft motors all over the glove that move in concert to generate physical sensations when you’re wearing the gloves.