Feelreal’s VR Headset Adds Smell and Haptics
Feelreal has developed a new virtual reality sensory mask that allows you to smell and feel your virtual surroundings. According to the creators, these sensations create a “one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality experience.”
How it works
The Feelreal VR headset includes haptic devices, which recreate the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, motions and more to the user. These devices include:
- an ultrasonic ionizing system for water mist
- micro-heaters for heat sensation
- micro-coolers for wind
- haptic motors for vibration
The scents included in the mask help to accurately simulate the atmosphere of games and movies. According to Feelreal, the aromas are safe to inhale. They are similar to those used in the food industry.
The mask connects to a VR headset with magnetic mounts that keep it firmly in place. The mask weighs 7-ounces and offers 4 hours of nonstop gameplay.
Compatibility with VR devices
The Feelreal VR headset is currently compatible with the following devices:
- Samsung Gear VR
- Oculus Rift
- Oculus Go
- HTC Vive
- Playstation VR
All you need is Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to any VR headset.
Where you can find this VR mask
The Feelreal VR headset mask will be available soon through Kickstarter. Currently, there is no information on pricing or worldwide availability. However, you can “pre-order” your headset through Feelreal’s website, where they ask for your email to keep in touch and update on the progress.