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Data Glove Ultra


Designed to satisfy the stringent requirements of modern motion capture and animation professionals. It offers comfort, ease of use, a small form factor, and multiple application drivers.

The system interfaces with the computer via a USB cable. A Serial Port (RS 232 – platform-independent) option is available through the 5DT Data Glove Ultra Serial Interface Kit. It features a 10-bit flexure resolution, extreme comfort, low drift, and open architecture. The 5DT Data Glove Ultra Wireless Kit interfaces with the computer via Bluetooth technology (up to 20m distance) for high-speed connectivity for up to 8 hours on a single battery. Right- and left-handed models are available. One size fits many (stretch lycra).

Basic and enhanced versions

The 5DT Data Glove Ultra is available in 2 variants, with 5 or 14 sensors per glove. The 5DT Data Glove 5 Ultra measures finger flexure (1 sensor per finger) of the user’s hand. The 5DT Data Glove 14 Ultra measures finger flexure (2 sensors per finger) including the abduction between fingers.

Key features:

  • Sensor sample rate: 75Hz
  • Battery duration: up to 8 hours (swappable)
  • Weight: 300g (incl. battery pack)
  • Wired communication: USB 1.1, RS232 (via optional serial interface kit)
  • Wireless communication: 2.4GHz Bluetooth spread-spectrum technology
  • Finger sensor type 5 Ultra: 5 sensors, 1 sensor per finger, measures the average of knuckle and first joint
  • Finger sensor type 14 Ultra: 14 sensors, 2 sensors per finger, one sensor for knuckle, and one for the first joint. Abduction sensors between fingers.