New VR-controller to measure hand movements with a sensor on arm

New VR-controller to measure hand movements with a sensor on arm

Photo: Finch

A new controller for virtualrealitybrillen can also the hand movements of users measuring, via sensors on the upper arms are placed.

The Finch Shift controller, a Russian startup, must be able to work with all of the well-known VR systems, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

A lot of VR glasses that use cameras to change the position and movements of users to capture. But the sensors on the arms, according to Finch the same at a lower price, and to within a centimetre.

The controller also includes a joystick and five buttons at the top. On the back are two triggers.


VR controller used armsensor to movements to register


The Finch Shift is shown on the gadgetbeurs CES, which next week will start in Las Vegas. Next year the startup of a ontwikkelkit available for 179 dollars (170 euros), so that software makers make their apps suitable can make, reports founder Alexey Kartashov on Digital Trends.

Then wants Finch a Kickstarter project to set up the controller to consumers to sell. It is unclear when the Finch Shift actually in the shops.

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