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Motion capture glove offers high-fidelity hand tracking

Motion capture glove offers high-fidelity hand tracking

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By Rich Pell


The StretchSense MoCap Pro Fidelity is offered as providing quality motion capture at lightning production speeds, opening new creative possibilities in character animation for the gaming and VFX industries. The MoCap Pro Fidelity, says the company, removes guesswork from the equation, measuring all hand movement directly from the joints, rather than using complex algorithms to compensate for blind spots.

“This utterly transforms the business model of game and VFX studios allowing them to creatively align, take on more work, and produce more and better content,” says StretchSense CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Benjamin O’Brien.

The Fidelity includes a sensor for every degree of movement in the hand – 26 sensors in total. The result, says the company, is ground-breaking mocap (motion capture), where the lifelike nature of the performer’s movement is captured in data, turning a character’s hands from an overhead to avoid to an opportunity to engage audiences.

“Hands are incredibly expressive,” says StretchSense Chief Marketing Officer, Chuck Pludthura. “We use them to communicate all the time, without knowing. So the ability to create visual storytelling in real time through non-verbal communication with hands pushes the ceiling of engaging content even higher.”

The Fidelity was designed to fit seamlessly into the workflows of motion capture and animation teams alike. The StretchSense Fidelity solution was built for the rigors of big stages and the comfort of desktop capture including the ability to use the gloves while charging and a 2x increase to the Bluetooth range.

“We are always pushing the limits of high-performance hand capture and we are proud of the huge impact the MoCap Pro SuperSplay glove has had on raising the bar for capturing authentic performances,” says Dr. Todd Gisby, a StretchSense co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Now with thousands of hours in the field and amazing feedback from across the whole industry, we are excited to introduce our next level in hand capture, the MoCap Pro Fidelity glove. Distal knuckle sensors and more wrist sensors mean you get higher fidelity hand capture no matter what you ask your performer to do.”

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