Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary
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hardware, virtual reality
An input device for virtualreality
in the form of a glove which measures the movements
of the wearer's fingers and transmits them to the computer.
Sophisticated data gloves also measure movement of the wrist
and elbow. A data glove may also contain control buttons or
act as an output device, e.g. vibrating under control of the
computer. The user usually sees a virtual image of the
data glove and can point or grip and push objects.
["Full freedom plus input", PC Magazine, Mar 14 1995,