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Wearable sensing for sport activities

Professional as well as fitness sport apparel look like to become a prime area for wearable technology integration. In the past few month I have seen a increase in research and development activities for integrated sensory functions in sport apparel and accessories. Using ‘smart shirts’ to capture the body condition of athletes is one area…

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Smart glove is looking for investors

Adding audio control and cell phone navigation to gloves is not an entirely new idea, we have seen many concept designs and a few commercial ski gloves from various brands over the past few years doing that. Even gloves that make phone calls came along but none of these products made a real dent in…

Give your iPad the smarTouch

Most of today’s smart devices are fitted with touch screens that only work when in direct contact with the skin as they need the skins conductivity. Unless you are willing to take off your cozy warm gloves each time you get a phone call, check your email, change your playlist, get money via an ATM,…

Touch screens love Agloves

With the begin of the cold season many users new to the world of touch screen cellphones, Music player and iPad style tablet devices might not be aware that operating this devices is not possible with gloved hands. Taking a call or checking up some infos on the tablet means taking off the gloves, putting…

Illuminated work gloves

Over the past two years we have posted about gloves with some kind of light integrated but almost all of them have been in the design concept phase or creative DIY folks hacked their pair of gloves and upgraded them with lights on the fingertips. Other illuminated gloves types have been used as stage outfit,…

GPS gloves double as action recorder

High tech gloves have been around for some time now, starting with sophisticated heating systems, making phone calls via Bluetooth link to a cell phone or controlling an iPod. Zanier, an Austrian based company has announced the most innovative and technically sophisticated glove on the planet, the X-Plore.XGX with integrated GPS and mini display on…

iTouch gloves

Just in time at the eve of the iPad launch, new gloves technology could be seen on the MacWorld last week. iTouch gloves are different to all the other touch screen compatible gloves we have seen so far. The iTouch leather gloves don’t have any style interrupting dots or conductive squares that make the fingertips…

Touch screen gloves

Many of my touch screen devices owning friends living in the colder parts of the world keep on complaining about their frustration of using their iPhone and others while wearing gloves. Yes they know I am into clothing and bags with remote controls so their first stop is my inbox for getting tips what is…

TouchTec gloves keep fingers warm while operating touch screens

As most of the newer personal devices feature touch sensitive input usually via the screen, operating them during cold winter days can become an annoyance. Conventional, old tech gloves have to be taken off before one can even pick up a phone call. See, electronic technology advances at a high speed but we or our…

Very smart gloves – AcceleGlove and Peregrine

We haven’t covered smart, interactive gloves for a while but this doesn’t mean there are no new concepts and products surfacing on a regular basis. Judging on the latest releases, these gloves are getting smarter with each version. The latest and most advanced smart glove is the AcceleGlove from AnthroTronix. The AcceleGlove has an accelerometer…

Heated garments made from recycled carbon fiber

Hong Kong based Pensonic Technology has developed in close collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Hong Kong University a line of heated garments ranging from jackets and vests for street wear and motorcyclist,  gloves and more. The uniqueness of Pensonic’s ‘Volcanic Heat range‘ is the use of recycled carbon fibers giving them a second…

The North Face eTip Glove

The Wall Street Journal picked up in a recent review by Willa Plank the growing need of high-tech gloves capable to allow the operation of hand held touchscreen devices without having to take off the gloves each time an adjustment or phone call is made. Among the products reviewed (we had some covered on talk2myShirt…

iGlove technology – PlayPoint

Keeping warm fingers while outdoors during the frosty winter days requires often to wear gloves. But old fashion gloves turn out to be a problem for gadget welding folks: any and every touch surface operated device like the iPod Touch or the iPhone to name the most prominent ones can not be operated with gloved…

Heated Glove Liners with a twist

Heating apparel have seen a big boost over the past 2-3 years with every year more companies come up with new solutions to take out the pain felt when outdoors for prolonged time in cold weather. e-Textile advancements in this field enable clothing designer to integrate heating elements in textiles making them un-feelable and invisible…

PrimaVolta and PrimoVolta heated gloves for she and him

Keeping your finger warm while outdoors in sub-zero temperatures has never been as easy as it is now. Heated gloves are coming to the market in rapid succession lately ranging from simple products where the heat is regulated manually up to the latest breed of heated gloves using the advanced Aevex® Intelligent Heat™ technology. Outdoor…

Smart, Heated Glove – Red Savina from Mountain Hardware

The Red Savina is a heated glove is smart and keeps your fingers warm in the month to come. Smart because it comes with a system that reacts to the temperature of the hand and maintains a warm and comfortable climate inside the gloves. Whenever the temperature inside the gloves falls below a certain preset…

Piano Gloves – Fingertip keyboard to inspiring musicians

Who does not play songs with the fingers by hitting a table or other objects to drum up the favorite tunes while idle or under pressure. Hammacher Schlemmer will soon launch gloves that transform your finger drumming into (almost) realistic piano, violin or mandolin sound. For musicians: each glove can play an entire octave in…

Touch screen compatible gloves

An interesting product that does not use e-Textiles or any of the wearable electronic technologies we usually write about but related to the way clothing – in this case gloves – need to adapt to be able to interact with our indispensable electronic gadgets. As we are on the way to the big freeze outside…

Beat cold hands with the Vaso heated glove liner

Cold hands are the first sign of the approaching winter time. If you hate, like me, cold fingers, heated gloves are the invention of today. With the advancements of e-textiles our winter outfit does not have to come in multiple layers but it can be slim and lightweight almost like summer clothing as long as…

Fiber optic light glove

Getting stuff done like repairing something in dark places requires a good light management to be sure you can see what needs to be seen. I came across a lot of artistic solutions ranging from setting up as many spotlights to make sure every corner possible needed is light up. Strapping a flashlight on the…

talk2myHand – Swany G-CELL cellphone glove

Swany presented their Red-Dot award winning G-CELL™ during this years ispo winter 2008. The innovative G-CELL™ combines a high quality ski glove with an integrated Bluetooth cellphone link making it the first commercially high tech glove on the ski slopes. The G-CELL™ has a microphone and speaker integrated as well as the call and end…

Wireless PTT Glove

Oskar Palinko, a grad student at the University of New Hampshire is working on an interesting project: a glove based input for in-car speech interface. The wireless PTT (push-to-talk) glove has buttons inserted under the fingertips of the index finger and the thumb. These buttons activate when index finger and thumb are pressed together an…

LED Gloves bring sun (LED) shine in your live

Lux et Deco a French retailer of LED (Light Emitting Diode) jewelry and all kind of LED enabled interior accessories has added a unique product to their program, a LED Glove that put light into your finger tips. Pointing to something or someone gives a new meaning to the term ‘shedding light on it’. The…

Handwear – the interactive glove

We have seen gloves that control the iPod, that keep the fingers cozy warm in winter and that make phone calls. The next generation of gloves will have many more sensors integrated to control multiple wearable devices by lifting different fingers. This is at least the vision of RallyPoint, a recent MIT startup, which wants…

The worlds first communication glove: Swany G-Cell

Glove manufacturer Swany, known worldwide as an innovation leader for high-tech sports gloves and Texsys GmbH, a Research and experimental development company from Germany presented during ispo winter 2008 the next generation of Interactive Fashion in form of the G-CELL™, a glove with integrated Bluetooth cellphone link. This revolutionary glove has a microphone and speaker…

Heated gloves for your cold fingers

Cold fingers rule at the moment, at least in the northern hemisphere. Waiting for the bus or train, skiing or snowboarding in the mountains, your fingers are the first hit be low temperatures. Let’s have a look again to the heated glove market if there is a warm alternative to cold fingers. Sure, using good…

O’Neill H4 Fat Controller iPod Gloves

To keep your precious fingers warm during snowboarding or other winter sport activities you need to look for good quality gloves. To keep your iPod save and warm for best performance while snowboarding or other winter sports activities and want to control your tunes, you need to look for: O’Neill H4 Fat Controller iPod Gloves….

iPod controlling Snowboarding glove iRib

If you spend a lot of time snowboarding or skiing, you might want to have a closer look at the iRib Glove, a high quality glove with integrated iPod control. The iRib glove from Kombi Sports, a leading brand in ski and snowboarding gloves, launched the iRib a few days ago. The glove features Fibretronic‘s…

Cozy warm fingers in Arctic temperatures

Keeping the fingers cozy warm by Arctic temperatures is one of the most expressed wishes for many folks out there in the cold. For my part, I hate to have cold, numb fingers and invent all sorts of ways to get life back into my finger tips with little success for most of the time….