In this system, the person wears "datagloves" which have illuminated LEDs that are tracked by two pairs of computer webcams working to produce an all-round binocular view.
For more precise gestures, a DataGlove user can gesture using their fingers," the authors said.
Con otra tecnologia esta entrada seria sencillamente simbolica, pero en los mundos virtuales los nuevos medios incrementan las sensaciones y las percepciones hasta tal grado que el cuerpo humano experimenta una materializacion de los signos --por ejemplo los efectos de los datagloves
For instance, a designer could "sit" in the seat in an immersive VR environment and tilt it forward and back using 3-D glasses and datagloves
. "This kind of analysis could tell me that if I tilt back 45 degrees, I'll have to design different brackets - and that when I do design the new brackets, it will also tell me how much longer and more costly it will be to produce the parts," Madabusi said.
A "virtual reality," as anyone not living in one knows by now, is a real-time computer-generated environment that single or multiple users can inhabit with the aid of such devices as Datagloves
, electronic bodysuits, 3D Eyephones, and the simulation of 360 |degrees~ sound.
But as a practicality, with eyephones, datagloves
, bodysuits and feedback loops, entering a world of computer-generated simulations of everything from a "smart" bomber to a protein molecule, from cadavers (virtual surgery) to solar systems (virtual astronomy), VR is still at a clumsy holographic stage, with here and there some "telepresence" (seeing things from a robot's point of view), but yet to cross the "vibrotactile" threshold, not even up to the primitive standards of Gibson's "simstims," and nowhere near the great wet dream of "teledildonics" (virtual sex).