Student Builds 3D-Printed VR Gloves For Just $22

This talented student is aiming to make VR haptic glove technology more available for the public.
Derya Ozdemir

Ever since 2014 when Facebook purchased Oculus, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are claimed by many sources as the next big thing in the tech industry -- however, that hasn't been the case for a long time. Each year is said to be the VR's year, and while there've been advances in optical technologies and headsets, interaction technology such as VR gloves are almost in infancy. 

Putting on a pair of gloves, picking up an object in VR, and actually feeling it in your hand is everyone's dream. While there are companies working on this technology, the existing haptic gloves are inaccessible to most people.

In this video, the YouTube channel Lucas VRTech shows how he decided to make VR haptic gloves and its first 3 prototypes. Calling his efforts "on the way to making VR Haptics affordable for everyone," his project holds immense potential. While it still needs some work, it sets itself from other hand-tracking gloves. Make sure you watch it above, who knows, maybe building your own VR gloves will become your next project.

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