The folks at
Essential Reality — developer of 3D control glove-like products for interactive gaming, entertainment industry and professional uses — say they have successfully completed the last “major milestones” in the overall design of the P5, a glove-like product for full motion 3D graphics control.
“The P5 was a major challenge in numerous areas of both electronics and appearance,” said David Devor, COO of Essential Reality. “C2P Inc., of Toronto Canada, Essential Reality’s industrial design and mechanical development partner, has successfully completed all the areas of visual and electrical design, on time and with flair. We are very excited about the look, feel and functionality of P5, and we are on schedule for release in time for the 2001 Christmas season.”
P5 uses the latest in combined bend sensor and tracking technologies to enable full interaction with a 3D environment, according to Al Castagna, lead designer and C2P co-founder. There’s no lag time and “six degrees of freedom” tracking to make the experience totally immersive and real, he added. Fully USB compliant, P5 will be compatible with Macs (including Mac OS X), PCs, and next-generation gaming systems, including PS2 and Xbox. Look for it to have a price tag of approximately US$129.