Engineers develop a suspended VR exosuit for full physical immersion

Holotron is working on an exosuit that will provide a more immersive virtual reality experience, allowing the user to feel different physical movements..

According to the startup team, the system can determine the location of virtual objects, their angle and movement. This information is synchronized with a mobile suspension unit, which, with the help of motors and sensors, sets the necessary elements in motion, acting on the human body, simulating contact with a real object..

The existing prototype is very bulky and can only respond to the movements of the legs in the hip and knee joints, acting with a maximum torque of 150 Nm. Out of sync occurs beyond these limits. However, the simplified version keeps the body in balance and allows you to feel sufficient resistance..

Next, Holotron plans to increase the number of active points on the legs, as well as add support for interaction with the arms, hands and back. In the future, the exosuit should be an ergonomic multi-axis design with hidden electronics. The system will allow the user to run, jump, somersault, swim and will be able to simulate various virtual events, such as throwing a bomb when it explodes.

Engineers develop a suspended VR exosuit for full physical immersion

We also previously reported on a prototype robotic boot. Ekto VR, which allow you to move in virtual reality while staying in place in the physical world.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Holotron

Engineers develop a suspended VR exosuit for full physical immersion

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