Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove Letting You Touch Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) has finally arrived but the package as a whole is far from a finished product. Aside from additional polish that is needed in terms of the visuals, we still haven’t quite figured out how movement and control will best work in the digital world. A Chinese company by the name of Dexta Robotics believes it has a solid solution that’ll afford users the ability to feel’ the things in the virtual (and augmented) realm.

Dexta Robotics, the Chinese startup behind Dexmo, has spent the last 2 years coming up with over 20 prototypes before getting to the current version. Unfortunately for us mere mortals, it will be a while before we can get our hands on this device.

This mechanical exoskeleton glove tracks 11° of freedom of motion and offers variable force feedback for each finger. To put it simply, you will be able to realistically squeeze a rubber duck in the VR world. Better yet, this seemingly clunky glove claim to be lightweight and runs wirelessly ‘for a relatively long time.’



The device could theoretically be paired with any virtual or the augmented reality headset, or an ordinary flat screen, for anything from playing a video game to performing remote surgery.

Little else is known about the Dexmo at the moment — no date nor price just yet. However, with the Valve now opening up the HTC Vive’s trackers to third-party peripherals, we can already imagine how much more awesome VR will be courtesy of this futuristic gloves. Some day we’ll look back and think, VR was so lame when we only had controllers.