With conventional VR controllers and joysticks, users communicate with artificial objects by squeezing knobs and dragging triggers. This idea of the remote control is a tradition of two-dimensional collaboration. Remote controls prove helpful in creating an object (brush, marker, ball, baseball bat, etc.) that you can grasp, but it cannot provide you the flexibility of your hands and, particularly, your fingers. A practical depiction and control of the motion of hands and fingers improves the feeling of reality and makes the virtual environment significantly more instinctive. The VRfree® glove system allows you to associate with the virtual environment as you would in reality. This system has an arrangement of various inertial measurement units (IMU) on finger fragments, which can assess the complete 3-dimensional position of fingers and hands.
This concept has intrigued the human mind and triggered research on its implementation in our lives. Hence, it is being used for entertainment purposes in public places, such as shopping malls and gaming areas. Using this technology, people can experience touching objects “virtually” in reality. The technology relies on cameras to capture the movement of fingers and sensors to “sense” and detect the movements. However, there are still some bugs and glitches that need to be addressed and fixed before its full implementation.
This system consists of a 3-dimensional visualization software called TechViz XL. TechViz XL is software that acts as a driver to capture a 3-dimensional object in VR. The software is connected to professional devices like ART Vibro Tactile Finger Tracking, ART Finger Tracking Cyberglove, Canon MR, and the Leap-motion via its Finger
Tracking software. Hence, it is a compound technology, comprising of different combinations of software that are compatible and supportive. The principal goal is of this software is to ease computerized tasks by providing instructions to the PC through native language and collaborative movements.
Advantages of a Finger Tracking System
The advantages of developing a finger tracking VR system include the following:
- Helps people to collaborate within the virtual environment. With this feature, users can touch virtual objects more easily and play more realistically with different players in the video game.
- People can visualize the exact movement of their fingers. This includes curling your fingers, listening to the smash between fingers with voice, colors, and tactile response (with the appropriate device).
- Its major objective is to emphasize 3-dimensional views of all the objects in VR, including 3-D structures and animated videos.
VR technology uses the Finger Tracking Feature to make the virtual environment more realistic. Any user can deeply immerse himself or herself in the unreal world of gaming with finger tracking technology. This technology can show actions freely without any controllers, exactly as one would do in real life.