Data Gloves

The 5DT Data Glove Ultra is designed to satisfy the stringent requirements of modern Motion Capture and Animation Professionals. It offers comfort, ease of use, a small form factor and multiple application drivers. The high data quality, low cross-correlation and high data rate make it ideal for realistic realtime animation.

The system interfaces with the computer via a USB cable. A Serial Port (RS 232 – platform independent) option is available through the 5DT Data Glove Ultra Serial Interface Kit. It features 10-bit flexure resolution, extreme comfort, low drift and an open architecture. The 5DT Data Glove Ultra Wireless Kit interfaces with the computer via Bluetooth technology (up to 20m distance) for high speed connectivity for up to 8 hours on a single battery. Right- and left-handed models are available. One size fits many (stretch lycra).

General Features
Advanced Sensor Technology Wide Application Support Affordable quality
Extreme comfort One size fits many Automatic calibration
High resolution (Minimum 10-bit flexture resolution) Platform independant – USB Or Serial interface Cross-platform SDK (Windows, Linux and Mac)
Bundled software High update rate On-board processor
Low crosstalk between fingers Wireless version available (5DT Ultra Wireless Kit) Quick “hot release” connection

Basic and Enhanced Versions

The 5DT Data Glove Ultra is available in 2 variants, with 5 or 14 sensors per glove. The 5DT Data Glove 5 Ultra measures finger flexure (1 sensor per finger) of the user’s hand. The 5DT Data Glove 14 Ultra measures finger flexure (2 sensors per finger) as well as the abduction between fingers.

Multi-Platform  Software Development Kits

  • Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7) (both C++ & C#)
  • Linux (C++ Only)
  • Mac OSX


Plugin Support

  • Support for latest Autodesk MotionBuilder (available as an option)
  • 3D Max Studio 6 Plugin (available an unsupported beta)



  • Left and Right Handed Gloves
  • 5 and 14-Sensor GlovesWireless Kit (Supports 2 gloves)
  • Serial Interface Kit



Item Description Price
DG05UR 5DT Data Glove 5 Utra (Right) $995
DG05UR 5DT Data Glove 5 Utra (Left) $995
DG14UR 5DT Data Glove 14 Utra (Right) $5,495
DG14UL 5DT Data Glove 14 Utra (Left) $5,495
DGUWK 5DT Data Glove Wireless Kit (for 2 gloves) $1,495
DGUSIK 5DT Data Glove Serial Interface Kit (for 1 glove) $195
DGUDMOB MotionBuilder Driver for 5DT Data Gloves $495


Item Link Size
5DT Data Glove Ultra Datasheet here 124kB
5DT Data Glove Ultra – Complete Package here 12.95Mb
5DT Data Glove Ultra User Manual here 1.67kB
C# Driver (MS .NET 2.0 and upwards, Mono and Unity) here 240kB
C# Driver 64-bit (MS .NET 2.0 and upwards, Mono and Unity) here 654kB
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/W7 32/64bit Driver here 210kB
C++ SDK here 269kB
Linux 32/64bit Driver here 12kB
Mac OS X Driver here 440kB
Python Driver (Windows) here 69kB
MATLAB Plugin 64-bit C\C++ here 68kB
Glove Demo here 9MB
Glove Demo – Source here 10.7MB
Siemens Jack v7 and v8 here 10.9MB
MotionBuilder 2010 32 bit here 78kB
MotionBuilder 2011 32 bit here 78kb
MotionBuilder 2011 64 bit here 99kB
MotionBuilder 2012 32 bit here 88kB
MotionBuilder 2012 64 bit here 92kB
MotionBuilder 2013 32 bit here 88kB
MotionBuilder 2013 64 bit here 94kB
MotionBuilder 2014 64 bit here 93kB
MotionBuilder 2015 64 bit here 93kB
MotionBuilder 2016 64 bit here 93kB
MotionBuilder 2017 64 bit here 94kB


Gloves can be purchased directly from 5DT (via our contact form) or via one of our international resellers. List of Resellers