> When you come up with a method for $12 per finger, let me know
> I would love to help you test it.
> On 2006-May 31, at 17:08hrs PM, Randy Boulter wrote:
> Forgive me for not providing a more complete description. The intended
> applicaton is a type of "virtual keyboard". For now, I need to
> using a finger-mounted sensor, the action of reaching out and
> touching a key
> with one finger. And then be able to track the finger as it is
> lifted and
> moved to another key. This will eventually be expanded to 10
> fingers. I
> located some information on the sensors you mentioned - these could
> be used
> to determine if the finger is bent (i.e pressing a key), but that still
> leaves the problem of locating the finger in space. BTW, $6-12 per
> is not a show-stopper - I would just like to do it for less if possible.
>>>I have been tasked with doing a conceptual design for a device
>>> that tracks finger movement using a sensor device mounted to
>>>the finger. Does anyone have experience with this or something
>>>similar? Or thoughts or ideas? For now, I only have to worry
>>>about one finger - but need to track position in 3 dimensions
>>>with a resolution of about 5mm over an area of 1 cubic meter.
>>> Also, the device cannot use a reflective method (such as ir or
>>>ultrasonic). So far, I have investigated using accelerometer
>>>chips, but these are still fairly expensive and I would like a
>>I'm not certain this is a feasible project within the parameters
>>Particularly, the fact that you're feeling accelerometers are too
>>costlly gives me pause. If you can't handle US$6-12 per finger,
>>which is the cost of many MEMS accelerometers these days, you
>>are not likely to find a non-reflective method for tracking ten
>>for less than that.
>>That said, I believe one of the ways VR gloves do their thing is by
>>using strain-sensitive or flex-sensitive resistors to measure the
>>degree to which the fingers are bent. Not sure that's what you need.
>>Are you trying to track the tip of the finger, then, or the whole
>>so that a model of the finger can be reconstructed later?