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UnlimitedHand is the world's first video game controller with newly developed haptic feedback technology.
UnlimitedHand is the world's first video game controller with newly developed haptic feedback technology.
UnlimitedHand is the world's first video game controller with newly developed haptic feedback technology.
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333 backers pledged $74,952 to help bring this project to life.

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UnlimitedHand: Touch and Feel the Game World

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Let's dive into the game world!

Place UnlimitedHand on the arm, and synchronize your hand with the game world.
 UnlimitedHand senses the finger motion and gives the haptic feedback.

Problem we are going to solve

Today's virtual reality is limited to sight. Right now users can’t touch the objets. Users want to touch, feel and grab, throw, hit, push and be pushed by our surroundings. We need a new game controller to touch and feel.

Technologies

UnlimitedHand consists of the muscle sensor, 3D motion sensor,  multi-channel electronic muscle stimulator (EMS) and vibration motor. With motion sensor and muscle sensors, users can input their hand and finger motion. Moreover, the device can output finger motion with EMS as a feedback from the video game. By integrating this technology into our game controller, affects such as bodily encounters and occasions of being inflicted with damage within games can be felt in person. 

Prototype

After years of R&D, we finished working prototype this summer. We are going to sophisticate the prototype toward final product.

It's becoming the talk all over the world.

"Delivered sensations to each of my fingers in a way that made it feel like I was actually touching something that wasn’t there." - TechCrunch, US

"Les premiers pavés vers une véritable logique de retour physique associé à la réalité virtuelle" - Clubic, France

"腕の動きに合わせてプレイできるUnlimitedHandはまさに理想的なコントローラー" - Gigazine, Japan

See more talks on media list

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Platforms

Since there are vast applications for finger-controlling technology, we will provide the devices for game developers with Unity plugin. Taking open platform strategy, we will make the product as open as possible.

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Future Applications

Other possibilities are: feeling haptic sensation of musical instruments with music playing games, or “touching” virtual objects in virtual reality games. 

Team

*Photo from fabcross

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【Researcher】Yoshiki Hiraba(M.Sc.)

【Researcher and support staff】Ayumi Kawakami Fukuchi(M.Sc.)

【Evangelist, PR】Aya Kawai

【Localization】Terrence Chan

【Unity Developer】Masahiko Yasui

About H2L

We are going to provide ultimate virtual reality experience with innovative haptic feedback technology. We are founded in 2012, with the electronic stimulation technology that can control user's finger motion. The invention, called PossessedHand, is selected one of the "Best 50 inventions" in TIME Magazine.

Websites

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H2L website

UnlimitedHand website

Risks and challenges

SHIPPING
We will start shipping UnlimitedHand to our backers in March 2016. We are working with partner that is highly experienced with shipping the similar electronic device. We think the most of our Kickstarter backers, so all Kickstarter orders will be fulfilled before any retail orders.

MANUFACTURING
Our team has highly skilled hardware and software engineers to tackle with any engineering problems. However, there are always risks in sourcing and manufacturing. We have already found and cooperated in prototyping with trustworthy manufacturer that has ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. We promise to be transparent and communicate any potential delays and important milestones.

SAFETY ISSUE
UnlimitedHand uses electronic stimulation. This feature has been studied since 2011 at a laboratory of the University of Tokyo. The safety of the device is guaranteed by the study with over 200 participants and no injured person. The stimulator is designed based on Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) of home use electronic stimulator. We promise to make our best to design carefully and test thoroughly for safety product.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    UNLIMITEDHAND MEMBER STICKER

    Many Thanks for your support.
    We are so happy that you join us.
    You will get the UnlimitedHand Member Sticker and also project updates.

    ご支援ありがとうございます.
    あなたが我々のプロジェクトに参加してくれたことを嬉しく思います.
    UnlimitedHandのメンバーステッカーとプロジェクトアップデートを受け取ることができます.

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    UNLIMITEDHAND DERMATRODES LIKE STICKER

    A limited edition special sticker of UnlimitedHand:
    You can put the sticker on your skin to show you are UnlimitedHand member.
    You will also get the project updates.

    UnlimitedHandの限定スペシャルステッカー:
    このステッカーを肌に貼って,あなたがUnlimitedHandのメンバーであることを見せつけましょう.
    また,プロジェクトアップデートも受け取ることができます.

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    Pledge $188 or more About $188

    UNLIMITEDHAND SUPRE EARLY BIRD

    You should get it now.
    For super early birds, a $188 will get you one UnlimitedHand.

    Includes
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 1 x Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

    UnlimitedHandのスタンダードバージョンを最も早く支援してくださった皆様にスーパースペシャルな支援額で提供!

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    Pledge $212 or more About $212

    UNLIMITEDHAND EARLY BIRD

    Yes, you are still an early bird.
    You should get it now.
    For super early birds, a $212 will get you one UnlimitedHand.

    Includes
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 1 x Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

    UnlimitedHandのスタンダードバージョンを早く支援してくださった皆様にスペシャルな支援額で提供!

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    Pledge $248 or more About $248

    UNLIMITEDHAND (Standard)

    Dive into the game world!!
    Includes
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 1 x UnlimitedHand Dermatrodes Like Sticker
    + 1 x Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

    UnlimitedHandのスタンダードバージョンを支援してくださった皆様にKickStarter限定の支援額で提供!

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    Pledge $490 or more About $490

    DUAL UNLIMITEDHAND (x2)

    Choose this! if you want to use both hands in the game world.

    Includes
    + 2 x UnlimitedHand
    + 2 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 2 x UnlimitedHand Dermatrodes Like Sticker
    + 2 x Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

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    Pledge $1,225 or more About $1,225

    UNLIMITEDHAND STUDIO PACK (x5)

    Enjoy with your friends team!
    We will hands-on support your team by VIP Development ID.

    Includes
    + 5 x UnlimitedHand
    + 5 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 5 x UnlimitedHand Dermatrodes Like Sticker
    + 5 x Development ID
    + 1 x VIP Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

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    UNLIMITEDHAND LABORATORY PACK (x10)
    Enjoy with your friends team!
    We will hands-on support your team by VIP Development ID.

    Includes
    + 10 x UnlimitedHand
    + 10 x UnlimitedHand Member Sticker
    + 10 x UnlimitedHand Dermatrodes Like Sticker
    + 10 x Development ID
    + 2 x VIP Development ID
    + Unity plugin and samples
    + UnlimitedHand for Arduino IDE and Processing Starter Library

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Funding period

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