Gloves is a project that focused on mapping the position of fingers on a hand in real time and producing an appropriate output.
Why We Did This
Our goal was to create a wearable product that could have a wide range of applications. Noticing that we interact with the world around us by using our hands, we decided that getting a real-time estimation of the gestures one’s hands are making at any given time was valuable information as it could be used to control electronics, open a new level in wireless communication and bring a new dimension into interacting with the virtual world.
If we were to have a next iteration, we would focus on a more complex use case for our glove. While being able to emulate music has potential, we believe that there is a lot more to discover and implement in this area, and we would like to explore further possibilities enabled by wireless communication with another glove.
Topics of interest include:
Sending sign language wirelessly
Playing an instrument with the owner of the other glove
Glove as a mouse/keyboard
Gloves consist of 5 Flex sensors, an 8 ohm speaker, 5 22k ohm resistors and Arduino Nano with an ATmega328.