Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove Lets You Touch The Virtual World
Dexta Robotics is a Chinese robotics company which has recently created a hand capturing device that will allow users to knock down the walls between the real and virtual worlds. The device is called Dexmo. It is a wearable mechanical exoskeleton with an ability to capture hand movement on to several rotational sensors, imparting force feedback and transmitting the data back to the computer. The software development kit of the device then executes special kinematics algorithm to regenerate a hand model virtually. With Dexmo, you have the amazing power to feel the virtual world.
The device offers high chances of a new and unique kind of interaction between a machine and a human being in the field of robotics and virtual reality. Dexmo is based on the principles of dexterity, accuracy and precision and affordability. Such a product would normally costs thousands of dollars which won’t be reasonable for most of the people. To make Dexmo cheaper and affordable, the company has incorporated inexpensive rotational sensors and injection molded plastic parts in place of expensive sensors like IMUs and flex sensors. The company teamed up with Chinese production power and created a hardware which is authentic, excellent in quality and very reasonably priced for consumers and VR developers.
Dexta Robotics has designed two types of devices; Dexmo Classic and Dexmo F2. Dexmo Classic features 11 degrees of freedom for your hand movement. Classic has three degrees of freedom of motion for the thumb and rest of the fingers for split and bending. The software development kit has forward and inverse kinematics algorithms which along with the data gives users a precise hand model skeleton particularly for the thumb part. The SDK immediately loads the detailed hand gesture in to virtual reality. Dexmo F2 has all the features that Dexmo Classis does but with additional functionality. F2 also induces on and off digital force feedback. There are two more pieces of hardware on the thumb and index finger called the force feedback unit which is a miniaturized gear disk braking system.
Dexmo has many applications. Dexmo F2 can be used in virtual reality in systems like Oculus Rift to let you have the sense of touch while playing the game. Classic Dexmo is an input device and has many important uses in robotics. It can be used to control mechanical hands and arms and more sensitive assignments such as bomb disposal. Nowadays, Dexta Robotics is trying to make $200,000 through Kickstarter to help the production of exoskeleton.
Introducing Dexmo: An Exoskeleton for you to Touch the Digital World
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