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Haptic gloves for Quest 2 are a small step toward VR you can touch


The Senseglove Nova haptic gloves are developer-focused, but they show the very beginnings of what future VR accessories could be.

My very first attempt at trying home VR haptic gloves was awkward. I stretched a pair of knitted gloves over my hands, adjusting little plastic tips, delicately screwing in holsters on the backs of large, plastic battery packs. I slotted Oculus Quest 2 controllers into slots over my gloves. Then, for a few minutes I was picking up robotic parts, pushing buttons and pulling levers in VR -- and in a weird way, I felt little cables pulling back on my fingers, almost like puppet strings. I felt a clicking sort of resistance, as my fingers brushed a virtual soda can and crushed it. I could feel a semblance of what I was doing with my fingers.

The Senseglove Nova haptic gloves I wore are absolutely not for everyday Quest 2 ...


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