Gleechi, virtual grasp

The collaboration in the Handcode project has been carried out by RISE SICS Västerås and Gleechi in Sweden alongside The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France.

At the heart of the project is the ‘Virtual Grasp’ technology provided by Gleechi. This solution was borne from the understanding that the most common physical action that people use for interacting with the world is grasping objects with their hands. Traditionally this has not been easy to translate into a simulated environment where virtual hands have typically been rigid or their movements pre-defined. The Virtual Grasp changes the parameters by animating hands that can move and interact freely and realistically.

The Innovation Activity will focused on providing a standardised platform that minimises the need for customisation for each customer case. The platform handles standard ways of interaction for training, such as using regular tools, pulling levers and pushing buttons.