Instructables members Rachel Freire and Artyom Maxim have created an interesting glove controller, which has been designed with virtual reality in mind.
Check out the video below to learn more about the project will jump over to the official Instructables website via the link below for full details on all the components you will require together with full instructions on how to create your very own.
The creators of the VR glove controller explain more about the project:
This Instructable is a step by step tutorial on how to make a data glove with eTextile sensors. The project is a collaboration between Rachel Freire and Artyom Maxim. Rachel is the glove textile and eTextile sensor designer and Arty designs the circuits and software. In this Instructable Arty will be making the glove textile, following Rachel’s instructions to test our tutorial. There is a full list of materials with links in the next step and the .PDF pattern can be downloaded in the third step
The glove was designed with VR in mind, but can be used for any number of applications which sense the movement of the fingers. The range of the sensors is not huge, and because we are using textile sensors, their readings will vary for each glove made. This is the simplest version of the glove using stretch resistive fabric as the sensors. They are connected using wires and the circuit is on a breadboard.