Motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch or Vive wands do a great job in letting virtual reality (VR) users control and explore the VR environment, but no controller can quite match the precision and versatility of the human hand. Recognising this, BeBop Sensors will be exhibiting its wireless data glove at CES 2018, a device designed for VR and AR environments to increase flexibility and immersion.
BeBop Sensors will be showcasing the Forte Wireless Data Glove to the world at CES 2018, where the company hopes to demonstrate its haptic feedback capability, accurate rapid sensors and affordability and its ability to improve the experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) users.
The Forte Data Glove uses a hand-tracking system to track fingers and fingertips and send tactile feedback. The sensors offers speeds of 500 Hz, data rates of 150 fps for fast response times and low latency. There are 6 actuators on the four fingertips, the thumb and palm, along with 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle. There are 64 unique haptic sound files can be resident on the glove, with new files able to be uploaded through Bluetooth or Micro USB. The battery can be charged over a standard Micro USB cable and offers approximately 15 hours of battery life.
BeBop Sensors will also be showcasing other products at CES 2018, including a foot mat and trackpad which has been designed for medical and consumer electronics applications. Medical VR has become increasingly used throughout the world for a variety of applications, including training, surgery, medical imaging and patient education, so there are a growing number of products geared towards this market.
Visitors to CES 2018 can find the BeBop Sensors booth at Booth #52868 SANDS, Eureka Park, Hall G, Level 1. CES 2018 will take place in Las Vegas from 9th-12th January, 2018. VRFocus will have a presence at the event and will be bringing you all the latest news and hands-on reports.