Wireless Sensor Glove One of 2018’S Best Inventions

BeBop Sensors’ Wireless Data Glove originally debuted as the market’s first full-featured, cost-effective data glove to incorporate haptics and accurate rapid sensing. Reflecting the validity of that claim, the Forte Wireless Data Glove has won TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions 2018 Award for. The glove is viable for a wide variety of applications, including industrial, medical, human factors, virtual reality, gaming, design, and others. It provides over 15 hours of wireless use, is comfortable to wear, and one-size-fits-all.

 

Checkout a video demo of the Forte Wireless Data glove:

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Patrick Lucas Austin, Technology Columnist, TIME Magazine, thinks that the ability to have digital “hands” in virtual reality could be a game changer for creative professionals, allowing them to bring their designs to life in a three-dimensional VR space. “California-based BeBop Sensors is making that possible with its Forte wireless gloves, which allow users to grab and manipulate digital objects as if they actually existed in real life. Thanks to flexible sensors embedded in their fabric design, the Forte gloves can track more of a wearer’s hands than other virtual-reality gloves (most of which are designed for simpler uses in video games). That translates into far better accuracy when replicating a wearer’s movements. Architects, for instance, are already using the Forte gloves to assemble VR models of their buildings that make it easier to see how they will look when constructed in real life,” Austin concluded.

 

“We are honored to win TIME Magazines’ Best Inventions 2018 Award for BeBop Sensors’ innovative Forte wireless data gloves,” said Keith McMillen, Founder and CEO, BeBop Sensors. “Our gloves help the user blend with the VR environment, with embedded haptic actuators that allow you to feel the texture of different surfaces, as well as provide feedback when you pick up something or push against an object.”

 

For more info, visit BeBop Sensors.

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