Imagine if you could box, play the drums, swing a baseball bat, play the guitar, play golf, bowl, fish or any other activity you would use your hands for, in virtual reality, wherever you want. That’s the reality when it comes to VRfree, the first VR glove that gives the user total freedom.
Swiss startup SensoryX developed VRfree to be the first virtual reality (VR) glove that is free from stationary cameras or other devices that use picture rather than movement for the basis of their function. With the VR gloves that are currently on the market, you get the glove itself and then some kind of camera device similar to Xbox Live or the Wii sensor bar.
The VRfree glove is the first controller glove that offers it’s own 3D mobile hand and finger tracking free of stationary cameras, sensors and wires. Not only is this more convenient for the user, it also eliminates drift and lag, sometimes found in other VR controllers. It increases precision and avoids occlusion.
SensoryX is developing technology that allows people to use their hands in virtual reality and augmented reality as freely as they use their hands in real life. This means better games and better experiences. While we all think gaming first when it comes to VR, developers will be able to use the VRfree glove for instructional and training virtual reality experiences as well. Imagine being able to practice the precise hand movements needed in surgery as freely as you would in the operating room.
On the gaming side, SensoryX is looking to change the virtual reality experience and make it even more realistic. Currently when playing VR games with Oculus Touch or the HTC Vive controllers, your hands are around the controller and you press buttons to do things. Sure this is familiar to users because of their experiences with console gaming, controllers and joysticks, it’s not the same with the VRfree glove. Using the VRfree glove you get an even more immersive experience. Imagine using a sword with real hand movements, or playing a boxing game with your actual fists.
The future of VR and AR without limits is here. SensoryX is crowdfunding their VRfree glove on Indiegogo and you can try it out in person at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #50714 and you can see it online at sensoryx.com
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