A new vest that allows you to feel over 30 different sensations while taking part in a virtual reality (VR) experience has got us wondering about its potential in the sextech field. Created by the Spanish tech company OWO Game, the device is billed as a ‘haptic vest’ – haptic meaning related to touch. The Lycra vest is battery-powered, wireless, and can deliver sensations to ten different sections of the wearer’s upper body.
While wearable items that deliver bodily sensations in gaming and VR aren’t particularly new, these new vests appear far more slimline than anything currently on the market. Many existing models are bulky, and look more like Laser Quest vests than anything you might wear in day to day life.
OWO Game is marketing its product as a gaming and VR accessory rather than anything to do with sex. Sensations the vest is designed to replicate include hugs, wind, rain, fast driving, punches and gunshots: the latter two effects being among those we hope aren’t as realistic as the ‘hug’ sensation.
The haptic vest and the sensations it delivers can be controlled by an app the company has designed to be paired with the device. It’s not on sale yet, but OWO Game is allowing you to sign up for a pre-order.