Virutal reality is emerging as an important tool for training and entertainment by creating an environment in a computer that allows a user to interact with objects perceived as real. The cost of providing such a virtual reality interfaces is often prohibitive thereby making it unavailable to many institutions for their research, training, and students’ projects. Critical components of this system have been identified as sensors, electronic interfaces and software. This paper explores different sensors available to make a low-cost virtual reality project possible. Using cheaper available quality components, the authors are in the process of developing a low cost cyber glove for education and training. Availability of such a system will also open doors for training for oil industry workers, etc. especially in hostile or dangerous environments without being physically exposed to such hazards.

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