Expressing the hands through Vive controllers

Here's an idea I sketched out a couple of weeks ago for an interview.  Thought it was cool so I wanted to share.  Just a way to express one's hands in VR with the Vive controllers.

The first image is the main control scheme.  The second image shows the wide range of expressivity it naturally afford.

Why is this significant?  Well, hand shapes aren't super functional except perhaps in communication, and the interview was for a VR communication product.  As a dancer, though, I would love to try out such an implementation.

Oh, yeah, and maybe like half of that interview was in VR, where I began to fully appreciate how amazing VR is going to be for dance instruction.  I was able to illustrate and sketch out particular configurations, which was really nice.  Totally bonkers and really cool.