The new wireless CyberGlove II system is a fully instrumented glove that provides up to 22 high-accuracy joint-angle measurements. It uses proprietary resistive bend-sensing technology to accurately transform hand and finger motions into real-time digital joint-angle data.
* The 18-sensor model features two bend sensors on each finger, four abduction sensors, plus sensors measuring thumb crossover, palm arch, wrist flexion, and wrist abduction.
* The 22-sensor model has three flexion sensors per finger, four abduction sensors, a palm-arch sensor, and sensors to measure flexion and abduction. Each sensor is extremely thin and flexible being virtually undetectable in the lightweight elastic glove.
The CyberGlove system has been used in a wide variety of real-world applications, including digital prototype evaluation, virtual reality biomechanics, and animation.
The CyberGlove II data glove is constructed with stretch fabric for comfort and a mesh palm for ventilation. The 18-sensor CyberGlove II system includes open fingertips, which allow the user to easily type, write, and grasp objects.
The basic CyberGlove II system includes one data glove, two batteries, a battery charger, and a USB/Bluetooth technology adaptor with drivers.
Many applications require measurement of the position and orientation of the forearm in space. To accomplish this, mounting provisions for InterSense, Polhemus, and Ascension six degrees of freedom (DOF) tracking sensors are available for the glove wristband. Tracking sensors are not included in the basic CyberGlove II system, but are available as an option and supported in VirtualHand software.
The CyberGlove II system has a software programmable switch and LED on the wristband to permit system software developers to provide the CyberGlove II wearer with additional input/output capability.
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