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keyglove1 Keyglove, an Arduino based controller
keyglove2 Keyglove, an Arduino based controller

The Keyglove is a portable Arduino-powered glove that uses touch combinations to generate keyboard and mouse control codes using only one hand. Once learned, the glove can easily be used without looking, making it perfect for embedded/wearable environments. The glove is thin and light, built to allow other activities (such as writing or driving) without being in the way.



Because the glove design allows for multi-sensor combinations, the keyglove provides exponentially more possibilities than many other glove-based input devices (prototypes or commercial products). 34 strategically placed contact sensors and smart controller software make it possible to implement the entire English alphabet using simple one-to-one sensor contacts. When you include multi-sensor contacts, there are many hundreds of ergonomically usable combinations.



As of October 2010, the glove is currently in the prototype stage with no fully working unit, but I’ve done a lot of development and testing on it. At the moment, I’m only waiting on a little more hardware to arrive in the mail before I should be able to complete a working model. The source code is logically sound and works as much as possible without the remaining hardware to test it.

[Via the Arduino Blog]

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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