The Japanese company lends itself to collaborating with content creators willing to find apps for their recently released EXOS DK2 wristband.
In the first Developers Kit of its EXOS haptic doll, Exii encountered some manufacturing restrictions that limited its distribution to a very select group of large companies. Now, with your program For hackers, seeks to bring the new models closer to studios with more humble budgets, offering to lend, for free, one of their updated DK2 for a negotiable period of 1 to 6 months, to independent developers and startups that request it, with the intention of establishing their product, with the help of a community of creatives that explore and shape uses for their hardware.
The updated EXOS DK2 it has a weight of 350 grams, which would be three times lower than its predecessor, plus a design that fits more hand sizes and sweat-proof materials, making it easier to use for longer. The package also includes an SDK for Unity, which allows you to adjust parameters such as reaction texture, stiffness or weight, which will be applied on the palm-dorsal and ulna-radial axes of the hand, to create a force response that will simulate contact or recoil in VR experiences. It also offers easy integration with VIVE controllers or Oculus Touches to adapt existing VR content.
Currently we can purchase each EXOS DK2 by $5,300, rent it by $440 per month or we may request access to the EXOS for hackers program on their website.