Scientists create a Mouth Haptic VR Tech that allows you to experience Spiders crawling on your lips

Scientists create a Mouth Haptic VR Tech that allows you to experience Spiders crawling on your lips ...

VR already takes horror to a new level by enlisting you into whatever nightmare the developers have concocted, whether it''s Boneworks'' abandoned facilities, or the fungal monster Jeff in Half-Life: Alyx, who only notices you if you make noise. However, new technology from Carnegie Mellon University''s Future Interfaces Group might make it a lot more unsettling.

PCGamer claims that they''ve added ultrasonic transducers to the Oculus Quest 2 in order to to show realistic sensations that only increase VR''s capabilities. This allows you to feel a game''s wind, falling across the lips, or a spider crawling along your mouth, trying to divert it in.

The user enters a haunted forest filled with cobwebs in the demo video below. Not only is it to risk a spider crawling on their face, but also by getting the unnerving sensation of a web touching their lips.

It''s difficult to see them smiling when one of them leaps into their face while trying to climb into their mouth. They later get revenge, splattering a spider with a flaregun, but the bloody green goo that lashes out hits their face, and they feel it on their lips too.

Horror is only one strategy this might be used, according to the video. A user is also drinking from a water fountain, taking a sip of hot coffee like a beaten-down detective in a noir thriller, and following the smoking of a cigarette after to wash it down. This could be used to make VR even more less disconnected from our own world.

Researchers who developed this new mouth haptic technology conducted surveys to see how it affected immersion to which the majority of participants responded positively, implying that it was more believable and engrossing. We don''t need the sensation of a headcrab grappling our face to feel too real.