Control VR gloves halfway to $250,000 Kickstarter goal after one day
Today, the leading contender for the default virtual reality input device are hand-held controllers such as the Razer Hydra from Sixense, or camera-based systems which are limited by the cameras line of sight. Now, Los Angles-based Control VR is attempting to change the game so to speak with a Kickstarter for a glove-based controller. According to the company, the controls are accurate enough to be used for sign language and medical simulations, and fast enough for action games.
The Kickstarter began yesterday and has already reached more than half of its $250,000 goal. A two-glove development kit ships at the $600 pledge level.
Since this post was written the Control VR team has already wiped out their Kickstarter goal of 250K, which is fantastic. I still wont be backing the project myself as $600 is still pretty steep right now, but it speaks well for the need for there to be something like this available. Hopefully when the Kickstarter finishes the team at Control VR will be so cashed up they can really take this thing to the next level. The make or break for this kit will be support.