- Sensors are a 9DOF IMU and a custom flex sensor consisting of two bend areas per finger
- Duel stack connectivity: Low latency Washable product
- 8h battery life
- Fully programmable vibration motor for tactile feedback
- Open source SDK
We see virtual reality as a realistic and unique experience in a world that did not exist before. At Manus VR we give you the opportunity to interact with this world. We make you believe, experience and control your virtual world.
The developer kit is open source, and includes plug-ins for Unity, Unreal, Android, C#, 3DsMax and Maya with other engines and development tools on the way.
Manus VR x Pillow’s Willow
To show the true potential of their product, Manus VR started a collaboration with a newly formed VR studio under the direction of Peter Kortenhoeven. Together they developed a demo specifically designed for the Manus VR glove. This new announced demo is called Pillow’s Willow and plays like a ‘virtual reality dollhouse’ in which the player has to solve physical puzzles which require hand interactions. The full game will be developed by Pillow’s Willow VR Studios. By solving these puzzles, you help a little orphan find her way back home and escape from her haunted realm. With this demo, Manus VR is showing their compatibility with the HTC Vive system, taking advantage of the highly accurate Lighthouse technology for their positional tracking.
The combination of the Manus glove, with Lighthouse positional tracking promises an extremely immersive virtual reality experience, in which the player can interact with the virtual world around them in the same way they would interact with the real world. They have the potential to lift VR to a new level of immersion, promising to unleash the potential of a user’s hands into the virtual world.
Manus VR was founded in July 2014. The team has been working full-time since November 2014 after being selected out of 10.000 startups worldwide to join the Eindhoven-based hardware accelerator ‘Startup Bootcamp High-tech XL’. Shortly after completing the program we finished a working alpha product. Our engineering sample is now used with great success by a selected group of developers.
Manus VR is located in one of Philips’ old research buildings at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Our team has grown from three to sixteen employees in less than a year. We are currently working on the Manus DK1 which is expected early in 2016. For more details check out our Roadmap for 2016.
Our company is always evolving. Our team keeps expanding, our product is continually being pushed closer to our goal. It is not just technology that is evolving, we are evolving.
At Manus VR we are evolving. We are always envolving. In less than a year we achieved many milestones, but there are many more to reach.
Expected Q1 2016:
- Announcing the Manus DK1.
- Positional tracking with OSVR.
- Exhibiting at GDC 2016 in San Francisco, US.
- Roadtrip in the San Francisco Bay Area, US.
Expected Q2 2016:
- HTC Vive Lighthouse integration.
- Attending the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 in Los Angeles, US.