NeuroDigital Counters IMU Drift for Haptic Tracking

Road to VR got some hands-on (pardon the pun) time with the latest Gloveone prototype at E3 this week. It is a haptic motion input glove, designed for VR users, from Spain’s NeuroDigital. The glove has small vibrators, placed at the end of the fingers, to simulate the feel of touching virtual objects. Earlier models had required a third-party tracking system such as Leap Motion; this new prototype uses its own system, based on inertial measurement units (IMUs). The tracking now covers a wearer’s fingers, arms and entire torso. NeuroDigital says that it has countered the drift problem that IMUs often suffer, and the demonstration did seem to support that. Read Road to VR‘s full coverage here:

Analyst Comment

Caution is advised when searching the internet for fingertip vibrators! (BR)