Hi Reed,

this sounds very interesting, if you like, please bring this review
to a greater audience.


I was thinking about buying such a glove some time ago, but had not found
serious user-reviews about (the manufactors allways say that their product is the cheapest and the best, right?)

I would also be very interested if one of you had tested head-mounted displays that dont are in the high-price segment.

If you are to bussy I would like to post your message in board, maybe with a photo with your glove in action? ;))



On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Reed Hedges wrote:

I just recieved a P5 glove I ordered. It uses IR sensing on a funny
looking "tower" to detect yaw, pitch and roll of the glove, and it
senses bend in three fingers, and it has some buttons on it.  Connects
by USB.  There is some sort of Linux driver, but I haven't tried it yet.
There are some mailing lists and a small community (e.g.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/p5glove/). It costs about $25 (USD) on


Haven't tried it yet, but have used one in the past. It's not extremely
accurate or anything... but it's only $25.

It would probably work OK in CrystalSpace as a joystick with 6 axes
(1:pitch, 2:roll, 3:yaw, 4: thumb, 5: 1st finger, 6: second finger), and
3 buttons.   I'll have to look into ways to detect grasping of an object
(or just controlling finger-shaped colliders in ODE) eventually.

Anyone else have one of these?


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