Taclim VR Shoes Debuted at CES 2017, Providing Haptic Feedback in VR
When we mentioned VR, VR headsets may be the first thing come to our mind. Today, Japanese gadget maker Cerevo has debuted Taclim, the world’s first VR shoes and gloves with built-in tactile devices for haptic feedback, at CES 2017.
Players need to put their feet in the VR shoes and there are two straps that go over the feet. The devices are able to detecting users’ movement as input and translating in-VR action to real world haptic output, which means players can feel the vibration in various patterns as the shoes respond to your actions.
In collaboration with Nidec Seimitsu Corp.,there are total of eight state-of-the-art tactile devices in the shoes and gloves. The built-in tactile devices can freely change the strength of feedback, a sense of stepping on different ground in a VR space such as desert, grassland, water and more can be achieved via haptic feedback. All of these will enable users to immerse in the VR world.
According to the official announcement, the Taclim system, which also includes (not-very-notable) handheld controllers, should be available sometime in Q3 2017 at a price between US$1,000 to 1,500.