Much of the early research on head-mounted displays and on the DataGlove
was sponsored by NASA.
The most successful was the VPL DataGlove
released in 1987 by Thomas Zimmerman and Jaron Lanier.
VPL--the VPL company manufactures the popular DataGlove
(1985) and the Eyephone HMD (1988)--the first commercially available VR devices.
For more precise gestures, a DataGlove
user can gesture using their fingers," the authors said.
Such controls are possible with devices like the DataGlove
, but these devices are too restrictive.
Greenleaf of Greenleaf Medical Systems California has created a prototype using a Dataglove
and a Macintosh computer to control a telephone receptionist station.
VPL Research has invented and manufactured key VR equipment such as the trademarked DataGlove
, DataSuit, and EyePhones.
One of the most innovative motion sensing devices is the VPL Research, Foster City, CA, dataglove
and datasuit, which operate with fiber-optic sensors.
The tools of virtual reality are the DataSuit, DataGlove
and EyePhones made by VPL Research, Inc.
Autodesk's prototypical cyberspace system involves a 80386-based MS-DOS microcomputer; a head-mounted display (two liquid crystal color display devices with wide-angle optics) and a DataGlove
, both developed by VPL Research; a Polhemus 6D Isotrak positioning and head-tracking device; Matrox SM-1281 real-time graphics boards; and software developed at Autodesk.
The data streams from the DataGlove
, mouse, and position tracker were collected and processed by PC and sent to the Onyx.
Our research group has explored using a VR interface device - the DataGlove
- as a means of collecting dynamic functional movement data.