This is some fun stuff that we’ve been building in the Intangible Realities Laboratory! This video shows my perspective as I tie a knot in 17-Alanine using the Narupa framework while wearing the new customized Etextile VR glove prototype designed by Becca Rose & Rachel Freire.
Alex Binnie did a great job building the software interface for the gloves. The gloves have been designed specifically to enable efficient pinching and grasping of the sort required in a VR-enabled real-time simulation environment. Stay tuned – we’ll soon be open-sourcing the designs, for both the gloves and for the software interface. Meanwhile, we’ve just posted to the arXiv a paper we’ve written about the design. Stay tuned for more!