What is Dexmo
Dexmo is a wearable mechanical exoskeleton that captures your hand motion as well as providing you with force feedback. It breaks the barrier between the digital and real world and gives you a sense of touch.
Dexmo Classic captures 11 degrees of freedom for you hand motion. Three degrees of freedom of motion for the thumb, and both the split and bending of the rest four fingers. These data along with the forward and inverse kinematics algorithms built in SDK can provide developers an accurate hand model skeleton, especially for the thumb part. It can input your detailed hand gesture in to VR instantly.
Dexmo F2 has all the functionality that Dexmo Classic does, but on top of that it provides you with digital force feedback(on and off only). On the thumb and the index finger exoskeleton there are two additional piece of hardware that we invested a lot of time developing, called the force feedback unit, which is essentially a miniaturized gear disk braking system. When the avatar you are controlling hits a digital object, a signal is sent back via our SDK to Dexmo F2 and the small actuators actuates, brakes the joint and locks the exoskeleton.
Dexmo is designed with the principle of being dexterous, accurate, and affordable. Conventional hand motion capturing approaches generally costs thousands of dollars which is very far away from the consumer level. Dexmo on the other hand, instead using of expensive sensors like IMUs and flex sensors, it uses inexpensive rotational sensors, along with injection molded plastic parts, so the cost of the device can be greatly reduced. Combining our technology and the Chinese production power, we want to provide reliable and turely affordable hardware for robotist and VR developers.