BeBop Sensors, Inc. has just announced the Forte Data Glove. This is the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, wireless technology, and super accurate rapid sensing, making it perfect for gaming and AR/VR environments.
Gloves with super accurate rapid sensing with data rates at 150 frames per second (fps). Furthermore, these boast high sensor speeds of 500Hz
The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove is an ultra-comfortable one-size-fits-all glove. This means that lengthy Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) sessions are possible due to its light weight and open, airy design.
Forte Data Glove
The glove provides accurate rapid sensing with data rates at 150 fps. With lag eliminated, triggering results in near instantaneous response times. Who wants lag when in the middle of demanding shooter scenario games?
The Forte Data Glove is the first high performance data glove available at a price on par with handheld motion sensing controllers.
Furthermore, the glove features 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle. Those sensors have a bend accuracy and repeatability +/- 1.5 degrees. Also, there’s the high sensor speeds of 500Hz.
A 9 degree IMU (inertial measurement unit) provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.
Immersive VR experience
Haptic feedback is a key component in an immersive VR experience.
The Forte Glove can host up to 64 unique resident haptic sound files. You can upload new files quickly over Bluetooth or USB from the host.
The glove’s custom haptic actuators are non-resonant with a 4+ octave frequency response of 100Hz to 2000Hz.
There are six actuators located on each of the fingertips, thumb and palm. The palm haptic is able to convincingly convey you holding an object.
The haptic signals can be pitch shifted and volume adjusted in real-time to aid in the impression of reality. Signals can loop continuously or operate in a single play mode. The actuators respond to standard MIDI API based commands for ease of integration into games and environments for OEMs.
The internal battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous Bluetooth connectivity while driving haptics to 100% amplitude.
The Forte Data Glove is designed to never leave you hanging. A full recharge is in 2 hours or you can continue to game using USB simultaneously while the battery is charging.
Price and availability
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove and development kit will be available to qualified OEMs in December 2017.