The VIEW configuration included a head-mounted display, head and hand tracking, speech recognition, three-dimensional audio output, and a tracked and instrumented glove.
The glove was the interface through which the user could interact with the virtual world. A graphical representation of the glove moved around the virtual world in response to the user's hand movements. The glove had fibreoptics embedded in it and these detected changes in finger positions, while a separate motion sensor detected the position of the hand.
The computer recalculated the coordinates of the glove's image based its movements