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New device enables you to feel pain inside virtual reality

By T.K. Randall
April 13, 2022 · Comment icon 14 comments

Could this be the future of virtual reality ? Image Credit: YouTube / H2L, Inc
The wrist-mounted device could further blur the line between the real world and the virtual world.
If there's one thing you probably don't want to experience with a greater level of realism while playing a virtual reality game it's pain - especially if the game involves being hit or shot by enemies.

Nonetheless, Japanese startup H2L Technologies has recently unveiled a new wristband that delivers electric shocks to the wearer to simulate pain during virtual reality experiences.

It is also capable of simulating other sensations too, such as touch, weight and resistance.
"Feeling pain enables us to turn the metaverse world into a real [world], with increased feelings of presence and immersion," said CEO Emi Tamaki who is thought to have come up with the idea after having a near-death experience.

"I realized life was precious so I decided to work on a new field that I really wanted to dig into, as there was no one doing research at the time."

Whether the prospect of feeling pain in VR will prove popular with consumers, however, remains to be seen.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (14)

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Orphalesion 2 years ago
Why would anybody want that, though? Well, I mean aside from people who have a fetish for pain.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Troublehalf 2 years ago
Thermoreal back in 2017 did heat, cold and pain as well. Still, the more competing techs, the better (hopefully) the one that 'wins' will be. Much like Bluray etc. Also, one small step towards HoloDecks (A dream, but a nice dream).
Comment icon #7 Posted by ItwasAliens 2 years ago
Im sticking with my Nintendo64 �rumble-pacK�
Comment icon #8 Posted by susieice 2 years ago
No thanks. Why would anyone want to simulate pain? I'm no masochist. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by and then 2 years ago
I received an Oculus 2 for Christmas.  It's an interesting experience but not really worth 300 dollars, IMO.
Comment icon #10 Posted by pallidin 2 years ago
Could you describe your likes/dislikes of that setup? Would be helpful in my purchase decision.  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Tatetopa 2 years ago
Maybe training simulations rather than recreational use?
Comment icon #12 Posted by csspwns 2 years ago
It makes for a more realistic and immersive experience. Many people would want this.
Comment icon #13 Posted by XenoFish 2 years ago
Create a virtual "hell" and hook criminals up to it. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by josellama2000 2 years ago
soon they will invent a device for you to experience death in VR. They say that i will be so real ;)

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