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The Wiimote Has Nothing On The Acceleglove… Well, Maybe A Catchier Name

AnthroTronix Acceleglove (Image courtesy Popular Science)
By Andrew Liszewski

Even with the new Wii MotionPlus add-on, the Wiimote still provides a somewhat limited motion tracking experience. Sure you can sword fight, or swing a bat, but if you had inspirations to do anything beyond that, you’re out of luck. Unless you were willing to shell out $500 for the Acceleglove that is. It was developed by a company called AthroTronix and features accelerometers on each finger allowing intricate hand motions to be tracked in 3D space.

Now out of the box the Acceleglove can only really be used to track limited hand movements like gestures or pinching motions, allowing you to trigger events on a connected device (as is demonstrated in the video included below) but the glove also comes with a handy open source SDK which means if you have the coding know-how there’s no reason it couldn’t be used to track 1:1 motion.

[ Popular Science – Open-Source, Accelerometer-Equipped Glove Allows for Infinite Control Possibilities ]