The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
An input device for virtual
reality in the form of a glove which measures the movements
of the wearer's fingers and transmits them to the computer.
Sophisticated data gloves also measure movement of the wrist
and elbow. A data glove may also contain control buttons or
act as an output device, e.g. vibrating under control of the
computer. The user usually sees a virtual image of the
data glove and can point or grip and push objects.
Examples are Fifth Dimension Technologies (5DT)'s 5th
Glove, and Virtual Technologies' CyberGlove. A cheaper
alternative is InWorld VR's CyberWand.
["Full freedom plus input", PC Magazine, Mar 14 1995,