Prototype glove looks familiar

ZuckeOn 16 November, the Reality Labs team at Meta (formerly known as Facebook) released video footage of chairman and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg trialling a prototype haptic glove based on pneumatically controlled microfluidic systems to deliver local haptic feedback to different areas of the hand.

This prototype has several areas of similarity to the products developed by HaptX, based in Redmond, Washington, USA, and a day later HaptX issued a statement alleging Meta had copied its patented designs.

For the full story, see the December 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


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