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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:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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
    Example Projects

    Datagloves Overview

    The following collection of data gloves tries to give a diverse overview and includes commercially available data gloves as well as one-off DIY projects.

    If you know of a data glove that is not included here, or would like to see your own dataglove/project listed here, please email me: hannah@plusea.at

    Other Data Glove Summaries/Comparisons

    >> http://souvrsophie.blog.com/page/5/
    >> http://en.souvr.com/product/gloves/

    Other Data Glove Publications

    Glove-Talk: A neural network interface between a data-glove and a speech synthesizer >> www.cs.toronto.edu/~fritz/absps/glove-talki.pdf
    Glove-Talk II: A Neural Network Interface Which Maps Gestures to Parallel Formant Speech Synthesizer Controls >> http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~hinton/absps/glovetalkii.htm
    Virtual Musical Instruments: Accessing the Sound Synthesis Universe as a Performer >> www.xspasm.com/x/sfu/vmi/BSCM1.pdf
    Design of Virtual 3D Instruments for Musical Interaction >> www.ece.ubc.ca/~ssfels/publications/GI99-p.pdf
    An Evaluation of Input Devices for Timbre Space Navigation >> https://www.hml.queensu.ca/s/An-Evaluation-of-Input-Devices-for-Timbre-Space-Navigation.pdf
    A survey of glove-based input
    >> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=250916
    >> http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/a/pdf/cg%20a%20glove%20survey.pdf
    >> http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OPsttTMKWiQJ:research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/a/pdf/cg%2520a%2520glove%2520survey.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a
    Genophone >> users.sussex.ac.uk/~philh/pubs/IJAITMandelisHusbands.pdf

    Rachel Freire’s Beautiful Gloves:

    Yamaha VR gloves for musicians

    >> http://www.smart2zero.com/news/yamaha-prototypes-vr-gloves-musicians

    flexpoint glove

    >> http://www.flexpoint.com/product/vr-glove-kit/

    sensor gloves

    >> http://stdl.se/?p=3851

    Performancemesh DataGlove system

    >> http://www.performancemesh.com/data-glove/

    mi.mu gloves

    >> https://mimugloves.com/

    DJ Handschuh

    >> http://joanna.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/projects/2014SS_DJHANDSCHUH/hardware.html

    3D Printed Glove

    >> http://3dprint.com/87467/adafruit-3d-printed-glove-glow/


    by: Alistair Riddell, Somaya Langley, Simon Burton
    >> http://www.arrowtheory.com/hypersense/

    Wireless Midi Glove

    by Eric Singer
    >> http://www.ericsinger.com/
    >> https://vimeo.com/34964561

    Wireless MIDI Glove (1996) from Eric Singer on Vimeo.

    Homebrew VR Data Glove with Haptic Feedback

    by Paul Christian
    >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b9UNLNkYFY&feature=youtu.be

    DJ GLove

    >> http://ornella.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/ROBOTICSLAB/ROBPROJECTS/COMPLETED/2014SS_DJHANDSCHUH/index.html
    Video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biKKQlQEOuE


    >> www.proglove.de
    Video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTHL26WCrL0

    Rachel Yalisove’s Conversational Gloves

    >> http://www.rachelyalisove.com/
    >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Conversational-Gloves/

    Golan Levin’s… HAND

    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/golanlevin/sets/72157645462794653/

    AC Sensorizer Glove

    >> sneak-thief.com
    >> http://midibox.org/forums/topic/17221-ac-sensorizer-glove/
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbiewyWOtWY
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp2chdRcYzA


    >> http://www.cornell.edu/video/ray-li-invents-electronic-musical-instrument-aura


    >> http://storiesonwhite.net/projects/?section=projects&tag=tilted

    DG5 VHand

    >> http://www.dg-tech.it/vhand/eng/

    TradeMark G. (Mark Gunderson)

    >> http://evolution-control.com/index.php/bio/members/46-teaser-bio

    Touch Glove

    >> http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Touch-Glove/

    TouchGlove-R v1.8

    >> http://infusionsystems.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/99

    Finger Piano

    >> http://www.cube-works.co.jp/works/index_sub.html?/works/yubidepiano/index.html

    How to build an instrumented glove based on the Powerglove flex sensors

    >> http://xspasm.com/x/sfu/vmi/PCVR.html


    >> http://www.stretchsense.com/

    Development of finger-motion capturing device based on optical linear

    Kang Li, MEng; I-Ming Chen, PhD; Song Huat Yeo, PhD; Chee Kian Lim, PhD*
    Robotics Research Centre, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    >> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21328164


    >> https://engineering.purdue.edu/ece477/Webs/S13-Grp09/nb/wyant.html

    Characterization of a novel data glove based on textile integrated sensors

    Abstract: The present work is about the realization and the characterization of a novel data glove able to detect hand kinematic configurations. The sensing glove has been realized by directly integrate sensors in the fabric used to manufacture the glove. Main specifications for the realized device are lightness, wearability and user comfort. As a fundamental requirement to address this purpose we have estimated the employment of a material which does not substantially change the mechanical properties of the fabric and maintains the wearability of the garment. To obtain this result, we have integrated sensor networks made by conductive elastomer into an elastic fabric used to manufacture the sensing glove. Electrically conductive elastomer composites show piezoresistive properties when a deformation is applied. Conductive elastomers materials can be applied to fabric or to other flexible substrate and they can be employed as strain sensors. To validate the realized device, a function that relates glove sensor values to hand motion has been realized and tested.
    >> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17946119
    >> http://www.immersence.info/Results_WP3_Hardware.htm
    Download PDF >> https://www2.lirmm.fr/lirmm/interne/BIBLI/CDROM/ROB/2006/EMBC_2006/PDFs/Papers/0835.pdf

    TacitLanguage – Led Finger Gloves for Hearing Impaired

    >> http://www.fashioningtech.com/profiles/blogs/tacitlanguage-led-finger-gloves-for-hearing-impaired

    TacitLanguage from hannah faesenkloet on Vimeo.

    Franziska Baumann’s Sensorgloves

    >> http://www.franziskabaumann.ch/en/sound_projects/sensorglove

    Wearable Sensors to Monitor our Health

    >> http://www.discoversensors.ie/sensors/sensor_research


    >> http://www.facepalmbook.com/paul/projects.html#projects2a
    >> http://www.facepalmbook.com/paul/WristFlicker.pdf

    3D Printed motion sensing glove

    >> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scientists-Successfully-3D-Print-a-Motion-Sensing-Glove-310817.shtml

    pliance® glove sensor

    >> http://www.novel.de/novelcontent/pliance/hand

    g-stalt – Jamie Zigelbaum

    A gestural user interface.

    More at: http://www.jamiezigelbaum.com/g-stalt

    A stretchable carbon nanotube strain sensor for human-motion detection

    Abstract: This study presents a novel flexible strain sensor for real-time strain sensing.
    The material for strain sensing is single-walled carbon nanonets, grown using the alcohol
    catalytic chemical vapor deposition method, that were encapsulated between two layers of
    Parylene-C, with a polyimide layer as the sensing surface.
    Download PDF >> http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/12/3/3269/pdf

    Haptic Music Glove

    >> http://kahoabe.net/?portfolio=haptic-music-glove

    FingerTPS II

    >> http://www.pressureprofile.com/products-fingertps

    Go-Go Gloves

    by Kate Hartman >> http://www.katehartman.com/projects/go-go-gloves/

    “Airwriting”-Handschuh: Schreiben ohne Tastatur

    >> http://www.spiegel.de/video/airwriting-handschuh-schreiben-ohne-tastatur-video-1262745.html


    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyldco/sets/72157626872455254/with/5792272924/

    Lulu White created by Jason Cook in Digitalarti’s Artlab

    >> http://www.digitalarti.com/blog/artlab/lulu_white_created_by_jason_cook_in_the_digitalarti_artlab

    Piano Gloves

    >> http://vimeo.com/7992026

    Piano Gloves from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

    Un Doigt, Une Note

    >> http://soa.ensad.fr/?p=1025

    Udun from Donald Choque on Vimeo.

    Exolux / Moving By Numbers

    by XY interaction:
    >> http://xyinteraction.free.fr/wiki/pmwiki.php/FR/Exolux
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/maurin/with/2533670364/#photo_2533670364
    >> http://www.cubefestival.com/edition2008/exposition/planprogramme/moving-by-numbers/

    YouRehab YouGrabber

    >> http://yourehab.com/en/products/yougrabber/

    The Lady’s Glove

    LAETITIA SONAMI >> www.sonami.net/works/ladys-glove/
    Lady’s Gloves #s 4 and 5 >> http://www.sonami.net/lady_glove2.htm
    Lady’s Glove – probably the worlds first interactive glove >> http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/archives/2455
    Photos >> http://post-concrete.com/dharmadhatu/?p=187

    The Hands

    >> http://www.crackle.org/TheHands.htm
    The Hands 2 >> http://www.crackle.org/The%20Hands%202.htm

    Digits: freehand 3D interactions anywhere using a wrist-worn gloveless sensor

    >> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2380139

    Gun in a Glove (non lethal:-)

    >> http://www.tested.com/tech/2399-bodyguard-glove-tases-its-way-from-sci-fi-to-reality-video/

    Wearable Cellphone Glove

    >> http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120506-glove-one-a-3d-printed-wearable-cellphone.html

    Drawdio Glove

    >> http://myfablab.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/super-simple-drawdio/

    EnableTalk sensory gloves

    >> http://www.slashgear.com/enabletalk-sensory-gloves-take-top-prize-in-microsofts-imagine-cup-10237883/


    >> http://en.souvr.com/product/200712/292.html

    X-IST Data GLove

    >> http://www.vrealities.com/x-ist.html

    CyberGlove Systems MoCap Glove

    >> http://en.souvr.com/product/201107/8288.html

    Power Glove for Nintendo NES

    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove

    DG5 Hand

    >> http://www.souvr.com/Shop/ShowProducer.asp?ChannelID=1000&ProducerName=DGTech

    Wireless Hand Sensor

    >> http://www.inventige.com/wireless-hand-sensor-project/

    MIT Gloves

    >> http://web.mit.edu/kimt/www/6.111/final/

    Air Mouse

    >> http://www.inventige.com/wireless-hand-sensor-similar-products/

    Key Glove

    >> http://www.keyglove.net/
    >> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jrowberg/keyglove-wearable-input-device

    Wearable Instrument

    Propose a new dance performance system that enables dancers to play music by dancing.
    >> http://www.dr-popeye.com/research_e.html

    Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Personal Instrument

    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/willcarey/3070061595/
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krzysztof_Wodiczko


    Resistive bend sensing
    >> http://www.metamotion.com/hardware/motion-capture-hardware-gloves-Cybergloves.htm

    Gesture Jam Glove

    >> http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/archives/544

    The Peregrine

    >> http://www.theperegrine.com/

    CBF Systems: Touch Glove

    CBF Systems look to be the manufacturer of the Peregrine glove, and ont heir site they also list their patent on the glove’s resistive track position sensing technology.
    >> http://www.cbfsystems.com/projects.php
    Patent >> http://www.cbfsystems.com/images/US8704758.pdf

    Looks like they also manufactured another glove, which they call “Gesture Glove”:

    3D Modeling Glove

    >> http://blog.ponoko.com/2011/03/16/gesture-controlled-3d-modeling/

    Sign language translation

    >> http://people.ece.cornell.edu/land/courses/ece4760/FinalProjects/s2012/sl787_rak248_sw525_fl229/sl787_rak248_sw525_fl229/index.htm


    >> http://m.engadget.com/2011/10/20/hey-yo-t-ether-technology-tracks-rap-gestures-in-3d/?icid=eng_vr_art

    Shapehand by Autodesk

    >> http://www.shapehand.com/
    >> http://www.vrealities.com/shapehand.html


    Optical bend sensors
    >> http://www.5dt.com/products/pdataglove5u.html


    Points of light for visual motion-capture
    >> http://www.metamotion.com/PhaseSpace/optical-motion-capture-gloves.html


    >> http://www.acceleglove.com/


    >> http://rsinformaticas.blogspot.com/2010/10/luvas-de-dados-dataglove-atraves-das.html

    >> http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/hostings/cescg/CESCG-2000/OSchoenbrunner/node8.html

    >> http://www.roboblock.com/goods/goods_view.htm?ps_goid=605&PHPSESSID=9b647c2679db51600c6adc74a21125ea

    FingerSpell: Translating ASL Hand Signs Into Synthesized Speech

    >> http://www.mm.cs.sunysb.edu/323/showcase/323showcase.html
    >> http://ms.cc.sunysb.edu/~lscarlatos/TICLE/crcd_research.html

    Open Source Dataglove

    >> http://www.technologyreview.com/article/414021/open-source-data-glove/

    wearable data glove

    >> http://www.bu.edu/bostonroc/2011/07/19/spotlight/

    Dextrous Hand Master produced by Exos

    >> http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~nd/surprise_96/journal/vol4/kcgw/report.html


    Xsens – 3D motion capture

    >> http://www.xsens.com/

    Fiber Optic Finger-Flexion Data Glove

    >> http://www.ece.msstate.edu/courses/design/ece4542/2004_spring/data_glove/

    CAIP’s Optical Data Glove

    CAIP’s force feedback transducers for a data glove are single-axis pneumatic thrusters, capable of sensing finger force or, conversely, of applying programmed force sequences to the hand. Joint motion is sensed by optical fibers in the glove, and hand position is measured magnetically by the Polhemus sensor.
    >> http://www.cslu.ogi.edu/HLTsurvey/ch9node3.html

    The VPL DataGlove

    Two optical strands are sewn along
    each finger to sense bend in two joints. A single strand sewn on the
    thumb senses single joint motion.
    >> http://www.yorku.ca/mack/Barfield.html

    MIIT’s Cute Data Glove

    >> http://www.touchuserinterface.com/2010/05/miits-cute-data-glove.html

    The Image-Based Data Glove

    >> http://vitorpamplona.com/wiki/The%20Image-Based%20Data%20Glove

    Pinch® Gloves

    >> http://www.vrealities.com/pinch.html

    Bantam – Miniature Wireless IMU

    >> http://www.eng.uah.edu/~slegers/Research.html

    DataGlove Darmstadt

    >> http://vimeo.com/channels/digitalmediavideo/42756081

    DataGlove from Johannes Freund on Vimeo.

    Marching band gloves

    >> http://hackaday.com/2011/05/13/emulating-a-marching-band-with-wearable-instruments/
    >> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/979856363/the-imaginary-marching-band

    DIY 10-finger flex sensor gloves

    >> http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/2010/12/diy-10-finger-flex-sensor-gloves-for.html

    Mobile Lorm Glove

    >> http://danielakutschat.com/blog/?p=1348
    >> http://www.sinbadesign.com/product-design/mobile-lorm-glove/

    Secret Keeper Gloves

    >> http://www.meggrant.com/secretkeeper.php


    >> http://www.davidcranor.com/David_Cranor/Projects/Entries/2009/10/20_ShakeOnIt.html

    Pressure Mapping System

    >> http://www.nexgenergo.com/ergonomics/nexglove.html


    >> http://web.media.mit.edu/~ejessop/vamp.html

    Crochet Gloves

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2806

    Sensitive Fingertips

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=531

    MediTouch Hand Tutor

    >> http://www.meditouch.co.il/en/HandTutor

    MediTouch Hand Tutor 2

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