Data gloves may have come a long way since the days of the Power Glove, but they’ve also tended to get pretty expensive as more and more tech found their way into ‘em. The folks at AnthroTronix look to be doing their small part to change that with their new Acceleglove, however, which packs a not too crazy price tag of $500 and, according to the company, all the features you’d expect to find on a $5,000 glove. Chief among those features are accelerometers on each finger, which can track precise gestures like pinching and, as you can see in the video after the break, are more than up to all-important the task of controlling a robotic arm. Best of all, the glove comes complete with an open source SDK to let you get as much out of the glove as you’re willing to put into it.
$500 Acceleglove promises to finally bring Rad Racer to life originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.