So, I saw @Nina's post about gloves and finger tracking and it got me thinking about a friend and colleague of mine (who also rents the music studio at my work) and his magical musical gloves that he uses to record and perform shows around the world. His name is Kris and he works alongside Drake Music who have developed the MiMU gloves. Take a look https://mimugloves.com/
I was looking over Kris' gloves whilst having a chat at how, maybe, I could assist Kris in incorporating some our the Chordata sensors into his set for some body tracking. I wanted to have a look at them because I knew they used bend sensors for finger tracking. I thought it would be a good idea to share this with you guys, i.e. on Nina's post.
Fast forward a few days and after having had a nightmare with tracking issues (which were totally my fault!) myself and my dev got our heads into the code. Obviously we came across the great work by Seb Madgwick from XIO technologies.
XIO Technologies, where have I heard that before! It's only printed there on Kris' gloves!
Small world! And, so, yeah, bend sensors? Seems like an awesome idea to me?
Obviously you wouldn't get the fidelity of tracking that you'd get with IMUs and the MiMU gloves are only tracking on a gesture based level of fidelity, I think; I still wonder if it's an avenue worth pursuing? I think I'll delve into it once I have my suit finished.