News: The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

Most virtual and mixed reality headsets offer unnatural controls, making you use awkward movements or physical devices to control the holographic elements in your direct view. This doesn't make a lot of sense because using your hands is more natural, so Manus developed a set of gloves that solves that problem entirely.

As demonstrated in the video above, the Manus VR Gloves—as paired with the HTC Vive—track hand movements remarkably well with practically no latency. Instead of using controllers, you can just move your hands naturally. While it's yet another thing to buy and wear, it's a solid solution to a frustrating problem currently hampering VR.

In the future, however, we won't need gloves. The Meta 2 headset already uses complex hand tracking and Microsoft has a similarly robust option currently in development. Virtual and mixed reality all succeed because they're immersive, so it's only natural that these technologies will evolve to incorporate more of our bodies. Even though some of the best features are yet to come, and much of the technology still isn't ready for public release, it's pretty incredible that we're already seeing powerful peripherals in development to vastly improve our experiences.

The Manus VR Gloves aren't available just yet, but you can pre-order them for €250 (about $276 US) for shipment (supposedly) later this year.

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