Gauntlet Glove Keyboard
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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a keyboard alternative for individuals who have the use of only one hand or have fine motor disabilities in one hand. Gauntlet, or the Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist, is a smart glove device that features built-in wireless keyboard functionality. This device looks like a black glove with letters placed in between joints of each finger. The user types by using the thumb to touch the desired letter. When designing Gauntlet, University of Alabama researchers, led by Jiake Liu, worked out the most commonly used letters in the English alphabet and placed those letters where the easiest and most natural hand movements could reach them. Lesser used letters and functions were given more complicated gestures. As the user "types," signals are carried by conductive thread to a small printed circuit board (PCB) and transmitted via Bluetooth to a computer, tablet, cellphone, or any other compatible device. AUTHOR: Adam Williams. TITLE: Gauntlet Keyboard glove puts a keyboard on your hand. WEBSITE: Gizmag. REF: http://www.gizmag.com/gauntlet-hand-keyboard/24693.