Hand Motion Capture

AcceleGlove Product Details

The AcceleGlove™ SDK provides the necessary software for developers to interface with the AcceleGlove as well as build gesture libraries and recognize gestures. The data streamed from the AcceleGlove™ can be accessed in raw form (string) using one of the hardware drivers provided and the AcceleGlove protocol or using the Java API. The Java API runs on either the Vista or Windows XP Operating systems, Mac OS or Linux platforms. JRE 5 (Java Run Time Edition) or higher is required (and distributed with the SDK.) Any Java IDE (such as Eclipse) can be used for development.

The AcceleGlove™ SDK provides 2 Java API sets. "Raw DataStream API" that accesses the X,Y,Z axis values and a "Gestures" API that use the raw data stream to create and access gestures (currently gesture includes handshape and palm orientation. Shoulder, elbow and upper arm sensors are planned for a future release and will be added to the Gestures API). Sample source code is provided to demonstrate how each API can be utilize. In addition, the Visualizer application which also uses the raw data stream API is provided in both compiled and source forms.

The SDK provides a pre-defined library of functions for those developers working in Java. In the AcceleGlove™ SDK version 1.0 the following overall capabilities are provided.

Glove Material Nylon / Lycra
Glove Weight 54 Grams (Large glove)
Resolution: 10 bit A/D For Each Axis
Orientation Range: 180 Degrees For Each Axis
Acceleration Range: +/- 1.5g
Sensors: Six 3-Axis Micro Electromechanical Accelerometers
One Accelerometer On The Back Of Each Finger And Thumb
One Accelerometer On The Back Of The Hand
Sensor Output Analog; 600mV/g
Computer Interface USB Virtual Serial Port, 38400bps, 8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit, No Flow Control
Power Supply: 5V DC; Drawn From USB Port
Sampling Rate: 35 Hz

Sizing Guidelines:

Palm Circumference
Base of Palm to Tip
of Middle Finger (inches)
6.5 to 7.5
6 to 7
7.5 to 8.5
7 to 7.5
8.5 to 10
7.5 to 8.5
Palm Circumference
Base of Palm to Tip
of Middle Finger (cm)
16.5 to 19.0
15.25 to 17.75
19.0 to 21.5
17.75 to 19.0
21.5 to 25.5
19.0 to 21.5
Hand Sizing Diagram
  1. Measure around the hand at the fullest part (exclude thumb)
  2. Measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the palm
  3. Use the LARGEST of these two measurements for the correct glove size
  4. If you are RIGHT-handed, take measurements from your RIGHT hand
  5. If you are LEFT-handed, take measurements from your LEFT hand
  6. Check the sizing chart shown above to see what size should fit your hand

System Requirements:

OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (10.4 or higher, Intel-based),
Linux (Kernel 2.6.9 or higher)
RAM: 512MB or more
Java Runtime Environment (JRE): Version 5 or higher


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Reference the GNU General Public License

Source code is not packaged with the Glove but can be obtained by contacting us. If you plan to develop a commercial product for resale with the Glove, please contact us to be put on the list to obtain a commercial version of the SDK.