Is anyone else stoked for these?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything about it.



Gloves! Instead of your friendly mouse, you will have a glove to control your movements thru your personal computer!



<a href="http://www.essentialreality.com/"; target="_blank">http://www.essentialreality.com/</a>;



There's a video demonstrating all that this can be used for. Here's something to talk about besides MWNY Thoughts/comments encouraged.

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  • Reply 1 of 20
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    I'll stick with a mouse for now...



    they do have these in the <a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/minority_report/"; target="_blank">"Minority Report"</a> movie preview at apple.com



    they look cool... :cool:



    <a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/minority_report/exclusive/"; target="_blank">Interent Exclusive Trailer link...</a>



    As if you cant find these by yourself...



    I am just bored...



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  • Reply 2 of 20
    They seem pretty cool, but I think I would be too embarrassed to use them, at least in an office environment...you know, someone watching you do all these crazy hand movements and such. Same thing for voice controlled computers, I guess... Still, though, in certain situations and apps, this could be really cool. Especially games

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 3 of 20
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    "Copyright 2000" - nuff said.
  • Reply 4 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by Chucker:

    <strong> nuff said.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Please don't use that silly contraction here unless you want to be associated with MOSR.
  • Reply 5 of 20
    flounderflounder Posts: 2,674member
    [quote]Originally posted by Nostradamus:

    <strong>



    Please don't use that silly contraction here unless you want to be associated with MOSR.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What a jerk!

    People can use whatever contraction they want
  • Reply 6 of 20
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    Yeah MacAddict had a blurb about the P5 glove in the Feb. issue I think. It would kick major buttocks to use it in Unreal or RtCW. I think they were demoed at E3 this year.



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  • Reply 7 of 20
    macroninmacronin Posts: 1,132member
    [quote] Originally posted by Chucker:

    nuff said.



    Please don't use that silly contraction here unless you want to be associated with MOSR.



    __________________



    I am Codename. <hr></blockquote>



    Uh, I believe the original source of the quote goes back to Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame...



    Nuff said, True Believers! Excelsior!



    And come on, everyone KNOWS that MOSR is lame, but we ALL still drop by there to check it out pretty regular, now don't we...?!?



    ;^P

    :cool: Maya for Mac OS X :cool:



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  • Reply 8 of 20
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 9 of 20
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Actually, force feedback gloves already exist, at least at our labs, and the tracking is essentially a solved problem... <a href="http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tracker/"; target="_blank">http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tracker/</a>;



    Right now the sensor system is golf ball sized, but that's expected to reduce by 1/4 at least. Sub-millimeter tracking in 6 degrees of freedom, in freespace. Yum. (Okay, you need the ceiling tiles, but they're pretty darned cheap and dirt easy to install...)
  • Reply 10 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by MacRonin:

    <strong>

    And come on, everyone KNOWS that MOSR is lame, but we ALL still drop by there to check it out pretty regular, now don't we...?!?

    [ 06-15-2002: Message edited by: MacRonin ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    No.
  • Reply 11 of 20
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 12 of 20
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Oooh . . . I wonder if this is all part of Apple's Glove? Strategy <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 13 of 20
    I won't buy um. I don't care if they do come with free sausage links. Too wierd, too soon. Immersive computer stuff is still too 2001 ish. I'm waiting for DNI. (direct neural interface). Why go throug the middle man? Brain makes comman, sends to hands, hands then attempt to obey, device picks up on attempted movement, attempts to command computer to respond. To heck with that, too much outside influence. I think, it responds. That's how it needs to be. Check this article...



    <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/06/06/science.movement.reut/index.html"; target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/06/06/science.movement.reut/index.html</a>;



    Sign me up!
  • Reply 14 of 20
    I think they should invent underpants that respond to the manipulation of your buttocks. People will see you wiggle around and think you need to go to the bathroom, but you'll actually be playing Marathon!



    Matthew
  • Reply 15 of 20
    eupfhoriaeupfhoria Posts: 257member
    w000t !

    marathon!
  • Reply 16 of 20
    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    Haha, Butt Marathon.



    And MacRonin is quite correct - Stan Lee has been saying "Nuff said" for multiple decades now.



    Er... as far as being on topic, I'm not excited about the gloves. They don't do anything for me.
  • Reply 17 of 20
    Am I the only one who remembers the Nintendo gloves from 11987 or when ever they came out? I never used them, but I heard they were terrible.



    I always thought it would be cool to be able to punch your hand, and the character punches. but this would require much more motion and energy from you, the player. no more 12 hour gaming marathons. We would all be in better shape, though.



    I can't really see this as a usefull thing, except as a 3d tool- model a creature as if it were a block of clay, like in Amorphium. with force feed back that would fake the "hardness" of the object you were modeling, it would be just like sculpting.
  • Reply 18 of 20
    eupfhoriaeupfhoria Posts: 257member
    wasn't nintendo trying to get parents to let more kids buy by releasing that mat.



    You had to get a workout just to play a game, kinda funny how no other game system ever had one.



    100th post! alright! Yip! Glory!

    ok now back to the thread:

    I doubt I would by the glove, seems to me you would have to keep your hand in the same place for too long.
  • Reply 19 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by Eupfhoria:

    <strong>w000t !

    marathon!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    pfhor or after you w000ted, did you actually think about how much fun playing marathon with a glove would be? Hum... how about, "let's reload", then you proceed to make a 'jerk-me-off' type motion to reload the toasty 7 napalm unit. Not too pleasant a thought. Particularly if you reload often. lol
  • Reply 20 of 20
    vvmpvvmp Posts: 63member
    I understand OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson are beta testing the new "Glove".
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