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Virtual Control:                                                                        Published White Paper  PDF

Lightglove is a new human interface device that falls into the category of virtual controller. It is worn as a cuff on the underside of the wrist.  The light scans the palm area of the hand and when a finger is sensed in the light beams, it pushes a "light button". The device also senses hand motion for on-screen navigation. This allows the user to surf the web or play a video game while using the visual feedback from their monitor or other display.


Assistive Technology:

In addition, the Lightglove can be used as an X10 controller to allow individuals with restricted mobility to turn their electronics off and on with a minimum amount of effort. This device is a "no impact" input mechanism.

As an assistive technology, the Lightglove can also be used as an Infrared remote control to activate special access doors without having to push a mechanical button. This new disruptive core technology can also be used in the medical field as a sterile interface device or as an intrinsically safe "no-spark" gesturing device in the petroleum industry.


Appearance:

The initial product consists of a watch like device that incorporates our gesture recognition breakthrough.  It will include a 2 Gig SD card that contains the gesture SDK information.  The device will work without any additional software by using a standard Human Interface Device (HID) driver resident in most operating systems. When the Lightglove is initially connected using the SDK to set-up,  the computer acknowledges that a HID device has been detected. Lightglove was designed to be cross platform compliant and has been tested on Microsoft and Apple operating systems.

The basic functionality, when using the standardized HID driver, performs like a multi–button wireless mouse with the ability to interact with an on-screen keyboard. In addition, the device can be used to advance presentation graphics.


Technical specifications:

Sensors
Images hand shape with infrared LEDs
Sensor  Refresh rate 200 per second
9 degrees of freedom hand tracking:
3D Attitude            ( Tilt ) 
3D Position            ( Motion )
3D Magnetometer  ( Compass )

Memory
128k EE 16k RAM
I/O FIFO

CPU
dsPIC33
ANSI C Core

Battery
Battery: 750 mA-h  Rechargeable Lithium ion
Operating Time:  10 hours / charge
Charger: USB Standard

Size/Weight
Dimensions: 55mm (l) x 40mm (w) x 16mm (d)
Weight:  68 grams   (2.4 ounces)


Wireless

Bluetooth 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
Cross Platform compliant

USB
Micro USB Type B
Software Updates
Battery Charger

MICROCONTROLLER
DSP 18 MIPS
Refresh rate 200 per second

Features
OLED Screen  |   Speaker/Mic   |  Ear-bud Jack 
Light Indicator   |  2Gig SD Card   |   on/off switch
Peripheral - Direct Memory Access (DMA)

Future application features:

  -  Satellite link configuration 
  -  Two way audio communications
  -  Mobile computing with head mounted display and mini CPU

Lightglove technology has been engineered to co-exist with current forms of controllers.  An applications program for pointing has been written in code that can easily be assimilated into various platforms.  

Lightglove has been designed to plug and play with all operating systems.  A USB HID version has been tested on Microsoft and Apple systems.








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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