"The ability to manipulate virtual objects and not just see them is central to the presentation of compelling virtual worlds—hence the iconic significance of the data glove in the emergence of VR in commerce and popular culture. Data gloves relay a user’s hand and finger movements to a VR system, which then translates the wearer’s gestures into manipulations of virtual objects."
Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Entertainment". Encyclopedia Britannica, July 27, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/technology/virtual-reality/Living-in-virtual-worlds