DELFT, Netherlands, October 14, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – SenseGlove, a leading developer of force and haptic feedback gloves, today announced the start of global shipping of SenseGlove Nova, a new version of haptic force feedback gloves designed specifically for professional VR -Training and research purposes have been developed. Originally unveiled as a prototype at CES 2021, the SenseGlove Nova features an updated flexible form factor combined with unparalleled haptic technologies and smooth hand tracking that allows users to visualize shapes, textures, stiffness, shock and resistance in virtual reality more easily than ever to feel beforehand. Available for purchase on the SenseGlove website, Nova’s ease of use and touch-enable technology help enhance all kinds of VR training programs such as testing physical prototypes. Use cases include VR training, virtual prototyping, research and telerobotics, and marketing. Watch a short video of SenseGlove Nova in action here.
“Easy-to-use and accessible haptic gloves represent a huge step forward for the VR training industry,” said Gijs the butter, CEO of SenseGlove. “The ease of use of the gloves is just as important as their technical properties, as they allow natural interaction and the opportunity to expand the training process. That’s why the SenseGlove Nova is lightweight, wireless, compatible with standalone headsets, and easy to put on and take off. “
SenseGlove Nova features and specifications include:
- An improved material that increases durability and comfort that consists of two main parts: the soft gloves, which are made from a smart textile material that contains antibacterial fabric, and an electronic part that is attached to the soft gloves and is injection-molded.
- Available in three different sizes, the gloves can be easily detached from the electronics and washed if necessary.
- Retail for $ 5,000 for a set of two gloves. Bulk orders of 10 or more Nova gloves are available at a discounted price of $ 3,500 per set of gloves.
- A quick start guide, glove charger, tracker mounts, and attachment tools are also included. Oculus Quest and HTC Vive headset users must install their controllers / trackers onto the gloves using the mounts from the Nova box. The controllers and trackers are used for hand recognition and must be installed in this way due to the limited access to the API of the headsets.
This is how SenseGlove Force Feedback technology works.
SenseGlove’s proprietary force feedback technology enables lifelike interactions, which is vital for training complex tasks. The SenseGlove exoskeleton is inspired by the human tendon muscle system. By applying resistance from its magnetic friction brakes, SenseGlove emulates the feeling of object density and size. The SenseGlove Nova has four brakes that are assigned to each finger from the thumb to the ring finger. Each brake delivers a force of up to 20 N, which corresponds to the weight of a 2 kg (4.4 lbs) stone on each finger, and provides unparalleled force feedback. The varying force transmitted to the fingertips by mechanical wires enables SenseGlove to enhance training simulations with a variety of virtual objects, from sturdy motors to fragile lightbulbs.
For the vibrotactile feedback of the SenseGlove Nova, SenseGlove has embedded advanced voice coil actuator technology that enables the Nova to reproduce the feeling of realistic button clicks and impact simulations, which are crucial for virtual reality training with tools and dashboards. Both the thumb and forefinger have their own vibrotactile actuator, while the voice coil actuator is located in the hub of the glove. The unique force and vibrotactile feedback is integrated into a user-friendly flexible glove. Haptic functions, advanced motion tracking and compatibility with the latest standalone headsets and scalable prices make SenseGlove Nova the new standard for professional VR interactions.
Since his first debut in January 2021 At the CES, the production prototype from Nova was tested and checked by over 200 XR experts and has already been used in professional training solutions. The Royal Dutch Army’s Ministry of Defense simulation center was one of the first to begin testing the SenseGlove Nova, using its force feedback haptics to create a natural response to complex machines being assembled. Captain Ewoud, Research and Development Officer at the Royal Netherlands Army’s Simulation Center, said: “Using normal controllers in VR is an artificial way of interacting, nobody pushes the button with their fist. Usually you press a button with your finger and move things must be as natural as possible. Adding haptics is the next step in simulated training, and I firmly believe SenseGlove Nova is a good first step in that direction. “
Corporate customers have been using SenseGlove in VR training, research and telerobotics since 2018. The previous version of SenseGlove (DK1) was bought and used by more than 150 companies and institutions, including Volkswagen, Airbus, Scania, Honda, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, the Cambridge University and Fraunhofer. With precise tracking and strong force feedback, the DK1 is now used for VR research and telerobotics, while SenseGlove Nova is used for training and enterprise solutions.
SenseGlove develops force and haptic feedback gloves that enable professionals to feel and interact with virtual objects for VR training and research purposes. Every time you interact with the SenseGlove, virtual reality feels like a physical, real environment. Today, SenseGlove products are used to increase the effectiveness of VR / AR research (SenseGlove DK1) or for training and business solutions (SenseGlove Nova) for customers such as Volkswagen, Airbus, Scania, Honda, Cambridge University, TNO, Fraunhofer, Siemens, The Royal Dutch Army and others. Founded in 2017 and headquartered at YES! Delft Tech Incubator in the Netherlands, SenseGlove is a privately held company supported by Forward.one and Value Creation Capital. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or learn more at https://www.senseglove.com.
Mindy M. Hull, Mercury Global Partners for SenseGlove, +1 415-889-9977, firstname.lastname@example.org