In the past few months, we have covered plenty of cool gloves for VR and research. You can always build your own smart gloves to learn a thing or two about wearables and electronics. Rachel Freire and Artyom Maxim have shared a guide that shows you how to do just that.
The glove is ideal for VR but can be used for any other application that requires sensing finger movement. You are going to need conductive thread, EeonTex Conductive Stretchable Fabric, and a few other parts to get started. More info is available here.