virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus touts immersive virtual reality experience, but the only fly in the ointment is, you can’t see your hands, which kind of makes these VR headsets just ‘almost immersive’. however, an upstart known as Control VR wants to set that straight by giving you the Control VR Virtual Reality Gloves which will allow your hands to be in the VR world. these ‘gloves’ basically turn your hands into controllers, effectively allowing you to cut out mouse and keyboard as the primary controls. the virtual reality gloves are rigged with sensors all over, thus allowing the virtual world to replicate your real world fingers, hands and arms movements which in turn opens to a world of possibilities other than gaming applications.

Control VR Virtual Reality Gloves

such other applications may include to create and manipulate virtual drawing, design and even architecture in 2D or 3D and the best part is, it is not only hands you will see, but you will also see the rest of your arms, thereby making your experience in the alternate world even more realistic. of course, the concept of VR gloves is not new but Control VR stands out as one that moves beyond prototype and one that you can buy. yes. you heard that right. it is available in exchange for your hard-earned dough, which you can do so through its Kickstarter campaign. for a $350 pledge, you will bag yourself a body and single arm Control VR Dev Kit System (choose between left or right), while $600 or more will score you a body and double arm Control VR Dev Kit System.

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the company is looking to raise $250,000 for bring this virtual reality tool to reality and so far, things is looking pretty bright for the folks. it has already garnered support from over 600 backers with financial backing totaling more than $230K, and that’s considering it has 25 more days to go. if you are among the first 500 backers, you can expect Control VR Virtual Reality Gloves to reach this December. skip past the fold for a pretty lengthy pitch video, but rest assure it is well worth the 9 minutes of your life.

Kickstarter via PSFK

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  1. For someone who severely handicapped and has upper body motor/motion skill problems. This sounds like a good idea!

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