Exoskeleton for Virtual Reality Applications

Dexmo

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Dexmo is a mechanical exoskeleton, which has been developed for virtual reality applications. In combination with a VR headset, it transfers the hand and finger movements of the wearer into the digital world, while simultaneously providing tactile feedback in real time. Wearers can feel the shape, quality and weight of the virtual objects they touch. The exoskeleton is encased in cuffs made of lightweight plastic. They are precisely adapted to the rounded shapes of the internal motors, creating an overall slim design.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Dexta Robotics Inc., Elko, USA/Shenzhen, China
  • Design:
    Hefei XIVO Design Co., Ltd. (Wenbao Chu, Chao Jing), Hefei, China

Statement by the Jury

The Dexmo exoskeleton creates an intense user experience by giving the wearer a tactile experience of the virtual world. Its design is strikingly reminiscent of a human skeleton.