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CES 2023: Heraeus Epurio and AI SILK reveal ultra-light Haptic Metaverse Glove made with conductive fibers, rendering bulky remotes obsolete

Las Vegas, 5-8 January 2023. Heraeus Epurio, the world leader in conductive polymer material innovations, and  AI SILK, a Japanese wearable-tech startup that has developed the proprietary and patented conductive fiber LEAD SKIN®, unveil the Haptic Metaverse Glove with no mechanical parts attached, that doubles as sensors and an AR/VR/XR controller. Made from AI SILK’s proprietary conductive fiber, LEAD SKIN®, Haptic Metaverse Glove powered by LEAD SKIN® features built-in finger-bending sensors, as well as control buttons on the back of the wearer’s hand, all of which are also made of the same conductive fiber. Providing wearers tactile feedback when they “touch” metaverse objects, the ultra-lightweight glove enables users to enjoy a truly immersive metaverse experience without having to hold a bulky remote control.

“Our Haptic Metaverse Glove powered by LEAD SKIN® is a game-changer for metaverse exploration because it enables players to move around and manipulate AR objects freely and intuitively, just as you would in the physical world,” said AI SILK CEO Hideo Okano. “What makes this possible is LEAD SKIN®, our proprietary and patented conductive fiber that has potential for a wide range of uses beyond AR games. We are very excited to launch our new product and introduce this innovative technology at CES 2023.”

Clevios™ is the pioneer and leader in PEDOT chemistry. The aqueous conductive polymer dispersions can be coated on textile fibers to turn them into high performance sensing and stimulation electrodes. “Our Clevios™ products are a great match for smart textile applications, as they not only provide low resistive textile electrodes, but also provide the wearer with unparalleled comfort. The coatings are thin, soft, and flexible, which allow maintaining the original soft feel of the textile. We are proud to showcase the Haptic Metaverse Glove powered by LEAD SKIN® together with AI SILK at CES 2023”, said Heraeus Epurio’s Dr. Armin Sautter.