If you thought being an astronaut is pretty cool, then you’re more right than ever. Not only do you get to go to space, but you’ll also spend your training in virtual reality. NASA is currently experimenting with VR-sessions to get their men and women ready for the real work. They do so with the help of Eindhoven startup Manus VR, and their virtual reality glove.
Fingers is VR
With Virtual Reality headset becoming more common and the VR ecosystem in full development, we’ve already spotted Eindhoven startup Manus VR a while back when they were still called Manus Machina. The glove they’ve been developing allows to touch and manipulate virtual objects, just like you would in the real world. Advanced motion tracking makes it possible to use the hand in VR like one would in the real world. Currently most VR-sets are equipped with controllers that track the position of the hand, but won’t recognize the more complex movement of the fingers.