Data Gloves Overview

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


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/


Hypersense

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


ProGlove

>> 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


Aura

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


Tilted

>> 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


StretchSense

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


Development of finger-motion capturing device based on optical linear
encoder

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


GamingGlove

>> 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


Wristflickr

>> 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


Propinquity

>> 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/


Didjiglove


>> 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


Cybergloves

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


T(ether)

>> 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


5DT

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


PhaseSpace

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


AcceleGlove

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


Datagloves

>> 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

IMU


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


ShakeOnIt

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


Pressure Mapping System

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


VAMP

>> 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

8 Comments so far

  1. Christoph Mann on May 18th, 2013

    Looks like a profound lookup on that topic. Very useful, thanks for sharing!

  2. Gereon Büscher on June 7th, 2013

    Hi dear inventors and artists,

    nice to see this great compilation!
    Since 2011 here at UNI-Bielefeld we also investigating in the development of data-gloves.
    If you like, you can add us to the list.
    At the moment, we did not realize a special presentation on web, but actually one papers is buzzing around.
    http://autonomous-learning.org/wp-content/uploads/haschke3.pdf
    hmm, there should be one with the hole glove, perhaps the publication is not complete jet.
    Here is a short clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/citecbielefeld
    to find under Tactile dataglove with fabric-based sensors.
    With inspiration from the Tactile Fingertips Glove by Hannah, the most work on the Glove was done during my diploma thesis, also therein is the comprehensive list of quotations.
    Actual we are investigating in a durable and flexible coating of the sensor patches. During longer use, on one hand, we had the problem that sweat influences the sensitivity. On the other hand, the silvered fabric we use corrodes over the time by touching.
    Next week is a trade fair on technical Textiles in Frankfurt am Main..

    http://techtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/willkommen.html

    .. If I get permission, I may will meet Dr. Jamshid Avloni form Eeonyx there at his exhibition booth.

    I would love to hear about you.

    Best regards,
    Gereon

  3. Titus Bellwald on October 5th, 2013

    There has been the sensor glove STEIM developped for Franziska Baumann some years ago. Still in the line of “open cables look hightec-y and futuristic” esthetics
    http://www.franziskabaumann.ch/en/sound_projects/sensorglove

  4. Axel Mulder on November 2nd, 2013

    Great list ! Looks like our TouchGlove should be in it as well (http://infusionsystems.com/touchglove), available since 1995 ! I also did some work on gloves before that: http://xspasm.com/x/sfu/vmi/PCVR.html (and more before that .. in 1988) but not sure if that’s relevant. Cheers, Axel

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    dave barclay’s mocap glove

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