As the Metaverse continues to expand and evolve, Emerge harnesses the power of MEMS technology to help people feel more connected through VR/AR technology.
Emerge, a consumer technology company focusing on building the Metaverse, today announced an ultrasound sensor innovation to be incorporated into their forthcoming patented product that enables people to feel connected over distance and time through tangible, immersive experiences.
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Emerge is building a family of products that makes it possible for users to physically feel tactile experiences with bare hands in a virtual space without the need of gloves, controllers, or any wearables. The Emerge device uses ultrasound waves to create a tangible mid-air force around virtual objects and interactions. Instead of trying to replicate the feeling of reality, Emerge aims to create a new language of touch that focuses on communicating emotions.
Creating the sense of touch over distance has been a sci-fi pipe dream for decades, but there have been significant limitations in the capabilities of existing sensors that prevented this from becoming a reality at scale.
For the past two years, Emerge has been developing a MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) based solution that utilizes silicon microfabrication techniques to produce a new class of ultrasound emitter that is smaller, more powerful, more precise, and at significantly lower cost than existing solutions. This innovation in MEMS technology will enable Emerge to scale its future products in the metaverse.
“As we progress into this next era of computing and social presence in what is now being widely referred to as ‘the metaverse,’ we at Emerge are really interested in enabling experiences that bring you closer to the people who matter to you,” said Sly Lee, CEO of Emerge. “With great partners, we’ve innovated at the groundlevel, which now enables a world of benefits and scaling opportunities that just weren’t possible before.”
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For this innovation, Emerge partnered with some of the world’s foremost experts in the MEMS field. “I’ve been in the industry for 40 years and it is quite an achievement for a company to develop a novel MEMS sensor that opens up multiple new industries,” said Kurt Petersen one of the world’s foremost MEMS experts. “I’m particularly excited to be joining this journey with Emerge as an investor and advisor.”
“Our vision is to create consumer experiences where technology is as invisible as possible to the user. This breakthrough allows us to get closer to that future of immersive ambient computing where our products blend seamlessly into our surroundings, putting the human experience first,” said Isaac Castro, CTO of Emerge.
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