The device can even produce heat and cold on different areas at the same time, which, apparently, replicates what a pinch feels like.
Here’s how the device would work in real life:
So if you’re wandering through a flame in a VR game, you’ll feel heat build up in your hand.
Or if you jump into a freezing cold lake, that sensation of coldness will start to spread across your palms accordingly.
But how exactly does this work? The company uses flexible thermoelectric devices, that are able to convert body temperature into electrical energy. Electric currents can also be run through the device, which can either cool it down or heat it up.
Tegway also adds that it has filed numerous patent applications in these areas.
It might be a while before this is actually adopted by VR manufacturers, but we’re looking to experience heat, cold — though maybe not pain — in our future games.