In 1987 Jaron Lanier, founder of the visual programming lab through his company developed a range of VR devices, which include the Dataglove
and the EyePhone head mounted display.
Quam, "Gesture recognition with a DataGlove
," in Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON '90), vol.
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.
For more precise gestures, a DataGlove
user can gesture using their fingers," the authors said.
: device developed by VPL Research Inc., a glove with sensors that transmit information to a computer in order to track what the hand is doing.
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.