Engineers figured out how to transmit the sensations of kisses and other contacts with the mouth through a VR helmet  16

Engineers figured out how to transmit the sensations of kisses and other contacts with the mouth through a VR helmet 

In theory, the development will increase realism in games, experts say

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has modified an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset with a set of ultrasonic transducers to non-contactly simulate contact with a human mouth.

64 emitters transmit impulses to the mouth, lips and teeth of a person when he performs certain actions in the game.

Engineers have created three demo games that support a modified VR helmet. In one of them, the player walks through a forest that has been infested with spiders. Emitters act on the headset user’s lips as they pass through the web. Spiders can also jump onto the player’s face, causing them to feel a series of pulses on their lips.

In another demo game, you can drink from the fountain, while the person will feel a series of short impulses.

Sensors are capable of transmitting impulses to human teeth, which the developers showed in the third demo.

Emitters can transmit tactile signals directly into the oral cavity, but researchers have not yet created a separate demo version to demonstrate this possibility.

Ultrasonic emitters can be placed on any modern VR helmet, experts said. According to them, the main advantage of the development is that the response is contactless, due to which players do not need to attach additional accessories to their faces.