I ran across two booths that were experimenting with glove technology. One was Bend Labs, which created bendable sensors that can be used to track finger movements. It originally developed the technology for the medical space but were highlighting how you can use gloves outfitted with those sensors to pick up objects in VR. I have small hands, so the demo gloves were a little big for me, and therefore didn’t respond exactly to my movements. Having the ability to pick up objects in VR–which in this demo was a variety of blocks, guns, and swords–is also not an exact science since you can’t fully feel the object in your hand. Although, if you want to feel more involved in your virtual reality experience, being able to swat things with your hand or pick things up definitely adds another level.

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