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Haptics and Telepresence with 5G Connectivity

Back in 2019 when Vodafone UK launched 5G, they demonstrated it with a remote rugby tackle where Wasps Rugby player Juan de Jongh felt the impact of a tackle made 100 miles away by team mate Will Rowlands while wearing a haptic Teslasuit connected over 5G (and Wi-Fi).  

Since then Vodafone UK have use the haptics for some other use cases too.

One recent use case was to allow deaf and hard-of-hearing music fans to experience live music like never before. Vodafone unveiled some innovative 5G-enabled haptic suits that allowed people to feel the music through vibrations. 

These vibrations were delivered across 24 touchpoints on the wrists, ankles and torso to provide a full multi-sensory experience. You can read all about that here and watch the video below:

In another Telepresence demonstration, Vodafone showed comedian Jon Richardson sitting in a hotel room in Las Vegas, wearing haptic gloves linked to a computer, feeling his wife's face more than 5,000 miles away in London.

You can read more about this and other use cases and the technology on Vodafone blog here.

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