Which portable devices enhance the connectivity of XR Tech? – XR today

July 5, 2022

Which Wearables Enhance Connectivity for XR Tech?

The popularity of virtual and augmented reality (VR / AR) is increasing as the industry delivers more immersive content and develops applications. As it grows, the need for a seamless experience drives the demand for better connectivity between devices, producing many portable products that can help with immersive experiences.

XR Today takes a closer look at eight of the world's best immersive portable solutions.

SenseGlove Nova

The SenseGlove Nova is a portable haptic glove that enhances VR experiences by using pressure sensors to track finger movements and lets users feel tactile feedback in their VR environment.

This enables greater immersion in VR games, movies and other content, making it suitable for anyone who wants to experience VR more realistically with an easy-to-use interface, which represents a major step forward for the VR training industry.

The usefulness of the gloves is as important as their technical properties provide natural interactions and help to scale up the training process with light, wireless and stand-alone headsets as the gloves are easy to put on and take off. SenseGlove Nova can be used with Meta Quest and HTC VIVE headsets by mounting the controls on gloves.

Motorola Verizon 5G Necklace

Motorola-Verizon's 5G necklace is one portable device which allows users to connect to the Verizon 5G network. The necklace has two antennas that extend around the user's neck and provide a stronger signal for AR and VR experiences.

The necklace also contains a built-in battery, so that users can be connected for longer periods without recharging. 5G is crucial for the future of the XR as it has the potential to provide low latency and high bandwidth connections that can support immersive experiences. With faster connection and longer battery life, Motorola-Verizon's 5G necklace is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy seamless AR and VR experiences on the go.

Metas wrist-based laptops (under development)

Meta is developing a portable device that uses electromyography (EMG) to track the user's risk of injury when using XR devices. Originally announced in March 2021, the portable device, which is still under development, will provide powerful and intuitive ways to interact with AR by attaching to the user's skin and monitoring the electrical activity of their muscles.

The notebook will also include contextualized AI to process EMG data and understand the diverse range of wrist-based control inputs. The portable device will provide the world's “first ubiquitous ultra-low friction interaction system”, essentially allowing AR users to wave their hands, gesture, click, tap, pinch and release, all without leaving immersive environments.

Looxid Link accessories for VR headsets

Looxid Link is an accessory for VR headsets that allows users to measure their brain waves and eye movements. The device consists of two earphones that are attached to the VR headset, and each earpiece has a sensor that measures different biological signals. Data collected by the sensors is used to provide feedback to the user about their emotional state, and this information can be used to adjust the VR experience accordingly.

For example, if the user feels overwhelmed or stressed, the VR experience can be more relaxing. This feedback can also be used to improve the overall design of the VR experience. Looxid Link is ideal for anyone who wants to measure their emotional state and adapt their VR experience accordingly.

Valve Index ear speakers

Valve Index Ear Speakers are portable devices that offer high quality sound for VR experiences. The speakers connect wirelessly to VR headsets and provide accurate 3D sound with minimal distortion or latency issues.

Users can carry the devices for hours without causing discomfort, thanks to their lightweight design, and the speakers are also compatible with many VR headsets, including HTC VIVE and Meta Quest. With accurate 3D sound and minimal latency issues, these speakers are perfect for people who want to enjoy completely immersive VR experiences.

Rebuff Reality Tracking Belt

Rebuff Reality Tracking Belt is a portable device that attaches to the user's waist and provides 360-degree tracking for VR experiences. The belt uses sensors to track the user's movements, and this information is passed on to the VR headset, enabling more immersive experiences.

The tracking belt is compatible with most headsets, including HTC Vive, Meta Quest and PlayStation VR. It is also comfortable to wear and can be used for long periods without causing discomfort.

Ekto VR Robot Boots

Ekto VR Robot Boots are wearables that improve motion tracking and control for VR games and applications. These boots have sensors that track the user's movements in all directions, allowing them to easily navigate in virtual environments.

Ekto VR Robot Boots are designed for use with VR headsets such as HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift and offer immersive and realistic VR navigation in 360-degree directions. The boots are also comfortable to wear and can be used for long periods without causing discomfort.

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