Let your fingers do the walking and controlling

Japanese start-up AI Silk demoed its new metaverse gloves that enable customers to use their fingers instead of pesky controllers.

Tristan Perona

At CES 2023, the Japanese wearable technology start-up AI Silk showed the world their new high-end VR controllers that make the experience, well, smooth as silk. Instead of lugging around mechanical controllers, users slip on silk gloves and interact with the VR world. That’s because users receive tactile feedback whenever they touch an object in the metaverse or play with their virtual environment—all without a bulky controller. AI Silk is a Tohoku University spin-off that has created a number of wearable technology products. Their patented conductive fiber, called Lead Skin, turns a smooth glove into electrodes that can track the

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