Gloveone a technology developed by NeuroDigital Technologies enables users to feel and touch any virtual object that they can see on the screen or in their VR headsets. If a virtual apple is shown on the screen, with Gloveone you will be able to feel its shape or weight, sense all of its physical features, and even smash it !
It is all about translating touch sensations into vibrations. There are 10 actuators distributed along the palm and fingertips of Gloveone, which vibrate independently at different frequencies and intensities, reproducing accurate touch sensations.
Gloveone successfully completed initial prototyping stage, and now they need to manufacture more than 700 units in order to make it affordable for any user.
Thanks to more than one year of development, they have identified the features that are important for developers, gamers and professionals.Gloveone is all about haptic feedback and it doesn’t provide space tracking features yet so, currently, rely on auxiliary sensors like Leap Motion or Intel RealSense for hand tracking, but you can also integrate Gloveone with any other sensor or technology (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, OpenCV).
Gloveone also includes a 9-Axis IMU sensor so you could make use of those data to improve the experience.
Gloveone allows you to execute commands just by touching your fingers. Four sensors located in your palm, thumb, index and middle fingers detect the contact between them, and can be used to fire a gun, grab a petal or to control the menu. Unlike other gesture recognition systems, contact-triggered commands do not suffer from false positives or negatives, which can be very frustrating for the users.