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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Glove Keyboard Enables Use of Devices with One Hand
From: Embedded Technology
Insider - 11/26/2012
Computer engineering students at The University of
Alabama in Huntsville have designed a tool that could revolutionize new ways of
using electronic devices with just one hand. It's called a Gauntlet Keyboard, a
glove device that functions as a wireless keyboard. Instead of tapping keys on
a keyboard, the user simply touches their thumb to points on their fingers
assigned a letter or other keyboard function. Conductive thread carries the
commands to a matchbox-sized Printed Circuit Board (PCB) affixed to the back of
The PCB transmits it via Bluetooth, whether it's a
computer, a mobile phone, music synthesizer, video game, or military device.
Think of the Gauntlet as a touch screen that works by tapping your fingers to
your thumb on a gloved hand.