Gest is like a Nintendo Power Glove you might actually want to use

Consumer versions of motion control gloves — primarily associated with the much-maligned Nintendo Power Glove — have never quite caught on. In theory, they’re supposed to combine the fine-grained control that hand-tracking cameras can provide with the reliability of physical controllers like the Oculus Touch. In practice, they can be bulky and constricting, and it’s hard to make a truly « one size fits all » option. Various companies are trying to build workable versions — like the Manus, a soft glove fitted with flex and motion sensors. Few, however, seem as potentially practical as Gest.

Gest, pronounced « jest » and developed by fledgling startup Apotact Labs, is a weird experiment based on an eminently reasonable idea. It’s an…

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Source: TheOldReader

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