Apple always likes to innovate without thinking too much about the fact that the product can end up being very expensive when it goes to market, and right now they have managed to design a virtual reality glove that is capable of detecting the movement of each finger.
It took Apple up to two years for one of its most interesting patents to be finally approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It is an advanced virtual reality glove ideal for productivity, entertainment and military training alike.
As noted in InterestingEngineering, this glove is characterized by being able to measure the movement of the user of each finger, a technology not only designed for the field of entertainment in which those from Cupertino usually move, but also focused on military training.
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The patent was initially filed in 2018, and approved on December 29, 2020 based on virtual and augmented reality technology to be simulated through different devices.
One of these devices could be a virtual reality viewer where the user can see themselves in simulated environments, while there would also be other types of devices that allow the user to touch, feel and hold objects in real time.
In addition to making the wearer feel like they are touching non-existent objects, these gloves could also include magnetometers that show the direction of the geomagnetic field. This would make it possible in the future to experience a series of sensations with objects that are not in front of us.