Wireality: Enabling Complex Tangible Geometries in Virtual Reality with Worn Multi-String Haptics


Wireality is a worn VR haptic system that allows for individual joints on the hands to be accurately arrested in 3D space through the use of retractable wires that can be locked. This allows for convincing tangible interactions with large and complex geometries, such as walls, furniture and railings. Our approach is lightweight (11g worn on the hands), low-cost (~$35) and low-power (0.024mWh per actuation).