The startup CaptoGlove launched the world's first wireless glove controller on Kickstarter, which allows you to control desktops, mobile gadgets and even drones. CaptoGlove is multi-platform compatible with gesture and finger control.
According to the developers, the main areas of application for CaptoGlove are virtual reality, computer games, control of mobile gadgets, professional training on simulators, 3D modeling and control of unmanned devices. To do this, each glove is equipped with removable sensors and connects to the desired platform using the Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 protocol. Its lithium-ion battery lasts for 10 hours of continuous use.
In the case of desktop systems, the glove replaces the keyboard and mouse and is compatible with any computer games right out of the box. In this case, the player can use two gloves at once - for example, in helicopter simulators. In this case, he controls the helicopter with one hand, and with the other he switches the virtual toggle switches in the cockpit. The glove is especially well suited for playing three-dimensional shooters - in which the weapon on the computer screen completely repeats the movements of the user's hand.
In terms of mobile platforms, CaptoGlove is compatible with any iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and can work with games that support a gamepad. The glove is also compatible with all existing VR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.
The CaptoGlove project has been incredibly successful and the controller glove will begin shipping this June. The glove will retail for $ 250.