The controller, compatible with any content that uses a mouse or gamepad and that will also have absolute positioning for virtual reality content, is preparing to launch in May.
CaptoGlove it has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising $ 50,000 to boost the development of its glove, which bears the same name of the company, with new features and capabilities. CaptoGlove is a wireless controller that works via Bluetooth and is compatible with any content that uses a mouse or gamepad, so it allows us to play virtually any game input. The gloves integrate gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer and barometer, but to achieve absolute positioning they require CaptoSensors, additional sensors for our arms, or Vive Tracker, since it will be compatible with HTC trackers.
Each glove offers an autonomy of 10 hours, is washable, allows its extraction with strips to avoid deterioration, and integrates the same sensors as Manus VR, those of Flexpoint, to detect the movements of our fingers. CaptoGlove comes with an application that allows you to configure the gestures and movements of the gloves, and by September they plan to launch an SDK compatible with Unreal and Unity, among others. We can support the campaign from 160 dollars (220 without early bird) for a single glove or for 299 dollars (399 without early bird) for two gloves, being its delivery date in May or June if we have ordered the pair. Those interested in the complete pack, with the sensors for absolute positioning, will have to collaborate with 599 dollars and its delivery date would be in September.