Control VR gloves halfway to $250,000 Kickstarter goal after one day

Today, the leading contender for the default virtual reality input device are hand-held controllers such as the Razer Hydra from Sixense, or camera-based systems which are limited by the camera’s line of sight.

Now, Los Angles-based Control VR is attempting to change the game — so to speak — with a Kickstarter for a glove-based controller. According to the company, the controls are accurate enough to be used for sign language and medical simulations, and fast enough for action games.

Control VR

The Kickstarter began yesterday and has already reached more than half of its $250,000 goal.

The campaign ends on July 5, with delivery scheduled by Christmas of this year.

A two-glove development kit ships at the $600 pledge level.

Watch the promo video below:

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3 Responses

  1.' Minethere says:

    seems this kind of thing is moving along very quickly…

  2.' Eddi Haskell says:

    I know this is very important technology and a key to a future VR world. But there is something a bit “off” about this. Let’s say I want to screw in a virtual screw with a screwdriver, or use my hand to flick a virtual insect off my forehead. Why do I want to have to go through the motions to do this? Is the future standing in a corner of a room for several hours wearing an Oculus headset and moving my hands and arms to accomplish some virtual task -along with speaking, in real voice, to interact with some well programmed bot who responds to me im measure— that only I can hear? Institutionalized schizophrenics have been having fun like this for years in psychiatric wards!

    •' Minethere says:

      well, “Institutionalized schizophrenics have been having fun like this for years in psychiatric wards!” you don’t really have to be institutionalized for this to happen!! I should know, they talk to me all the darn time!!-)))

      good points though…