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Nov 2017

BeBop Sensors Announces Forte Data Glove for AR/VR Applications, Environments, & Gaming

First Fully Featured, Ultra-Comfortable, High Performance, Affordable Data Glove for VR & AR — Incorporates 6 Unique Haptics, Wireless Technology, & Super Accurate Rapid Sensing Priced on Par with Handheld Motion Sensing Controllers

Video at: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64

Berkeley, CA, November 15, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the Forte Data Glove, the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, wireless technology, and super accurate rapid sensing for gaming and AR/VR environments.
Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with Data Rates at 150 Frames per Second & High Sensor Speeds of 500Hz
The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove is an ultra-comfortable one-size-fits-all glove, conducive to lengthy Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality sessions due to its light weight and open airy design. Sensor data and haptic commands communicate through Micro USB or Bluetooth wireless to the host device, with Micro USB also charging the internal lithium battery. The glove provides Super Accurate Rapid Sensing with data rates at 150 frames per second, with lag eliminated, triggering approaches near instantaneous response times — perfect for the most demanding shooter scenario games.
The Forte Data Glove is the first high performance data glove available at a price on par with handheld motion sensing controllers. The glove features 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability +/- 1.5 degrees and high sensor speeds of 500Hz. A 9 degree IMU (inertial measurement unit) provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data.
Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, Forte Glove Provides Unique Custom Haptic Actuators Essential for an Immersive VR Experience
Haptic Feedback is a key component in an immersive VR experience. Created by BeBop Sensors’ Founder Keith McMillen, the Forte Glove can host up to 64 unique resident haptic sound files, with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or USB from the host. The glove’s custom haptic actuators are non-resonant with a 4+ octave frequency response of 100Hz to 2000Hz. 6 actuators are located on each of the 4 fingertips, thumb and palm, with the palm haptic convincingly conveying possession of an object. The haptic signals can be pitch shifted and volume adjusted in real-time to aid in the impression of reality. Signals can loop continuously or operate in a single play mode. The actuators respond to standard MIDI API based commands for ease of integration into games and environments for OEMs.
Forte Data Glove Features:

  • First affordable high performance, ultra-comfortable data glove
  • Sensor speeds at 500Hz
  • Data rates at 150 frames per second, eliminating lag for near instantaneous response times, perfect for the most demanding shooter scenarios
  • 10 smart fabric bend sensors are located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability at +/- 1.5 degrees
  • 9 degree IMU provides extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data
  • 6 actuators are located on the 4 fingertips, thumb, and palm
  • Up to 64 unique haptic sound files can be resident on the glove with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or Micro USB
  • Micro USB connector charges the internal lithium battery

The internal battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous Bluetooth connectivity while driving haptics to 100% amplitude. A full recharge is two hours. Or you can continue to game using USB simultaneously while the battery is charging. The Forte Data Glove is designed to never leave you hanging.
BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove and development kit will be available to qualified OEMs in December 2017.
For more information on the Forte Data Glove, BeBop Sensors’ technology, and BeBop Sensors’ funding, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com.

About BeBop Sensors
BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, bend, twist and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over two million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website www.bebopsensors.com.
Visit BeBop Sensors at IDTechEX in Santa Clara November 15 & 16 at Booth # A25.
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