secret-keeper-glove

Revealing the Secret Keeper Glove

Everyone loves secrets – who doesn’t? Having secrets is the spice of life. Revealing secrets is even more exiting than keeping one – it’s a sweet feeling to lift the lid on a secret. So what’s all about my secret talking? Meg Grant, freelance web developer and eTextile enthusiast explored over the past 2 years…

Fingual-sign-language-glove

Fingual – finger language translator glove

Talking with hands often refers to people who spice up their spoken words with generous gestures to hammer out the point they like to make. Talking with hands is first and foremost a important communication form for people who unfortunately lost their hearing capability. There are other hand communication forms like people who spice up…

Keyglove

Keyglove 2.0 looking for investors

Since our first article about the Keyglove end of last year Jeff Rowberg kept working and improving his Open Source Hardware project – the Keyglove. The Keyglove is is based on the Arduino/AVR and acts as wireless input for electronic devices like computers and potentially for computer controlled equipment. What sets the Keyglove apart from…

Networked gloves

As I mentioned some times ago gloves somehow do attract a big share of attention among the wearable technology community and fabulous ideas keep flowing. Today’s interactive glove has been designed by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon with the intention to provide a gesture-based communication tool for firefighters, the Frontline Gloves. Frontline Gloves are a…

Drum gloves

We have seen our share on interactive gloves ranging from ‘just’ lighting up’ to the control of the virtual world on the computer. Gloves seems to be a prime target when it comes to electrify our wardrobe. The Drum Glove System designed by Arnoud den Besten, Kristo de Pooter, Sam Vesters and Thomas Letermea, a…

Gesture control with MIT’s Glove Mouse

We are used to control almost every aspect of our physical world with our hands so it is no wonder that technology enhanced gloves have a great appeal among the creative, innovative minds. Technology enhanced gloves bridge the gap between the physical, ‘real’ world with the imaginary, virtual world consisting of Bits and Bytes. A…

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…

Atlas Gloves – a DIY hand gesture interface

This weeks wearable electronic DIY project introduction is not very challenging on the eTextile part but it is one of the most outstanding projects I have seen around the interactive glove topic. The Atlas Gloves, created by Dan Phiffer and Mushon Zer-Aviv at the ITP – NYU, act as a physical interface for controlling 3D…

Talk to my glove

Interactive gloves made it back into our headlines. We have covered recently the more simpler but yet very useful, I might even say essential touch screen gloves without which we are running around with frozen fingers or with our inability to receive even something simple like a cell phone call. Designer William Mazuel envisions a…

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…

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…

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…

EmoGlove – sensor glove keeps track of your online emotion

To record the frustration a computer user is undergoing during the interaction with software a team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) developed a sensor glove that tracks the movement of a computer mouse and keyboard but is also able to register physiological parameters such us heart rate, skin resistance and body…

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…

iPod glove liner – a unique remote control concept

A brilliant idea for an iPod controlling glove liner based on magnetic contacts has been posted by YouTube member jdub765. Each finger has assigned on of the five function needed for the basic navigation of an iPod. The ‘switch’ is realized with small magnets in the gloves finger tip. When a finger touches the receiver…

The Original Hand-Talk glove

We have posted a few days ago the story of the HandTalk communication glove from a team of students at Carnegie Mellon University that translates American Sign Language (ASL) into speech via a cell phones running text to speech software. A great and useful concept that helping to bridge the communication barrier between deaf people…

HandTalk – interactive communication glove

You might know the term ‘talk to my hand’ used in situations like “you’d be as well talk to my hand ‘cos I ain’t gonna listen to you anyway“. A group of engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University gave this term a twist and created a hand that talks. The students Bhargav Bhat, Hemant Sikaria,…