Manus, the VR firm that gives enterprise-level hand-tracking options, this week revealed a brand new full-body monitoring resolution to enhance its current choices.
Referred to as Manus Polygon, the system works utilizing Vive Tracker pucks. The unique Manus options already use two of those sensors hooked up to the backs of your palms to trace their positions in digital house. The sensors make the most of the identical SteamVR base-stations that monitor the HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets.
However Polygon provides one other Tracker to your waist and two in your ft. We’ve seen full physique monitoring of this kind in loads of different purposes earlier than (HTC itself was eager to focus on its use). Nevertheless it’s within the mixture of hand-tracking that makes this resolution stand out.
In concept, this might take Manus a step past some competing VR physique monitoring methods. Different physique monitoring methods do typically supply finger-tracking, however we’ve tried Manus’ gloves, that are prepared to slide on and calibrate. We haven’t tried Polygon itself, however that ease of use could possibly be key. Crucially, the system comes with what Manus says is a straightforward calibration system that customers themselves can function. Polygon additionally comes with multiplayer assist.
We took a have a look at the Manus VR gloves in a current episode of our VR Tradition Present. You may see it in motion under.
Polygon might be arriving with enterprise prospects this June. A worth hasn’t been introduced however, contemplating the Manus gloves themselves begin at €2990, we wouldn’t maintain our breath for a extra consumer-friendly possibility.
Yow will discover out extra about Manus Polygon right here.