Startup CaptoGlove brought to the site Kickstarter the world’s first wireless glove controller that can control desktop computers, mobile gadgets and even drones. Glove CaptoGlove compatible with many platforms and supports gestures and finger movement.
According to the developers, the main scope of CaptoGlove is virtual reality, computer games, control of mobile gadgets, professional training simulations, 3D-modeling and control of unmanned devices. To do this, each glove is equipped with removable sensors and connects to the platform via Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0. One charge of its lithium-ion battery is enough for 10 hours of continuous operation.
In the case of desktop systems, glove replaces the keyboard and mouse and is compatible with any computer games right out of the box. The player can use two gloves, for example, in helicopter simulators. In this case, with one hand he controls the helicopter, and the other switches virtual switches in the cockpit. The glove particularly well suited to playing in a three-dimensional shooters – in their weapons on the screen of the computer repeats the movement of the user’s hand.
As for mobile platforms, CaptoGlove compatible with any iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and can work with games that support a gamepad. Also glove-compatible with all existing headsets and virtual reality, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.
CaptoGlove the project was incredibly successful and supplies of the glove controller will begin in June of this year. The retail price of the gloves is $250.
Source — Kickstarter