Touchy feely virtual reality

Virtual reality allows users to see a virtual world, but a new technology could allow them to feel it too. The device, developed by American scientists, uses multiple strings attached to the hand and fingers to simulate the feel of touching objects. You could even high five a virtual character!

The strings are attached to spring-loaded retractors, like those used in key chains, in a lightweight device worn on the shoulder.

Watch the device in action here:

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