The CyberGlove® 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. Our VirtualHand® Studio software converts the data into a graphical hand which mirrors the subtle movements of the physical hand. It is available in two models and for either hand.
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 has been used in a wide variety of real-world applications, including digital prototype evaluation, virtual reality biomechanics, and animation. The CyberGlove has become the de facto standard for high-performance hand measurement and real-time motion capture.
Designed for Comfort and Functionality
The CyberGlove is constructed with stretch fabric for comfort and a mesh palm for ventilation. The 18-sensor CyberGlove includes open fingertips, which allow the user to type, write and grasp objects while wearing the glove.
The basic CyberGlove system includes one CyberGlove, its instrumentation unit, a serial cable to connect to your host computer, and an executable version of our VirtualHand graphic hand model display and calibration software.
Many applications require measurement of the position and orientation of the forearm in space. To accomplish this, mounting provisions for Polhemus or other 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) tracking sensors are available for the glove wristband. Tracking sensors are not included in the basic CyberGlove system, but are available as an option from Immersion 3D and are supported in the VirtualHand® software.
The CyberGlove has a software programmable switch and LED on the wristband to permit the system software developer to provide the CyberGlove wearer with additional input/output capability.
The instrumentation unit provides a variety of convenient functions and features including time-stamp, CyberGlove status, external sampling synchronization and analog sensor outputs.