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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley

    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
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    E-Textile Datagloves Overview

    The following is a collection of Datagloves made using electrically conductive fabrics that react to strain (stretch, pressure) with a change in electrical resistance (piezoresistive effect), allowing them to sense the movement of the fingers. Connections are made from these fabrics to classic electrical wires and circuitboards, so that a microcontroller can translate these analog voltage signals into digital values which can then be interpreted as gestures.

    Non E-Textile Datagloves overview >>

    The collection of E-Textile Datagloves bellow is organized by type of sensing technique:
    – Piezoresistive COMBINATION (combinations of the bellow)
    – Piezoresistive fabric as STRETCH sensor (placement on outer side/palm of hand)
    – Piezoresistive fabric as pressure sensor (placement on outer side/top of hand)
    – Piezoresistive fabric as SQUEEZE sensor (placement on inner side/palm of hand)

    Other sensing techniques to try:
    – Piezoelectric fabrics
    – Sensing heat of hand
    – Sensing humidity of hand
    – Sensing pulse

    Legend for some of the following sketches:

    COMBINATION Sensor Gloves

    Safety Dataglove

    A dataglove made from piezoresistive fabric with safetey pin connectors that can be pinned to different parts of the glove to capture stretch in different areas.
    Using the snap diamond breakout board design >>

    STRETCH Sensor Gloves

    Zebra Dataglove

    Eeonyx stretch across knuckles.


    DIY VR Glove (snap)

    by Rachel Freire and Artyom Maxim
    Eeonyx stretch across knuckles.
    Instructable >>
    Flickr sets:

    DIY VR Glove (wires)

    by Rachel Freire and Artyom Maxim
    Eeonyx stretch across knuckles.
    Instructable >>
    Flickr sets:

    Austin Powers Stretch Sensor Glove

    PRESSURE Sensor Gloves

    E-Textile MiMu Gloves

    Eeonyx pressure between two traces of conductive fabric.
    Flickr set >>
    Instagram >>

    Sheath bend sensor

    Eeonyx pressure between two lines of conductive thread.

    SQUEEZE Sensor Gloves

    Squeeze Glove

    Testing squeeze sensors on inner side of finger


    Full-Palm Squeeze Glove

    Full-Palm Squeeze Glove with Flex PCB


    E-Textile Forchette Glove (“Mega Glove”)

    by Rachel Freire and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    Comparing commercial bend sensors with Eeonyx forchette squeeze sensors.


    Top and palm:

    Materials used:

    Related Work

    A soft stretchable bending sensor and data glove applications

    Frequency Finger GLoves


    e-Textile Sensing Glove


    Sensitive Fingertips


    Openwear Finger Bend Sensor


    Touch Sensitive Glove


    The Peregrine


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