data glove

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data glove definition

hardware, virtual reality
An input device for virtual reality in the form of a glove which measures the movements of the wearer's fingers and transmits them to the computer. Sophisticated data gloves also measure movement of the wrist and elbow. A data glove may also contain control buttons or act as an output device, e.g. vibrating under control of the computer. The user usually sees a virtual image of the data glove and can point or grip and push objects.
Examples are Fifth Dimension Technologies (5DT)'s 5th Glove, and Virtual Technologies' CyberGlove. A cheaper alternative is InWorld VR's CyberWand.
["Full freedom plus input", PC Magazine, Mar 14 1995, pp. 168-190].
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(1995-04-04)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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