by Jeffrey Rowberg

The Keyglove is an innovative new way to interact with your technology. A wearable, wireless, open-source input device, the Keyglove provides unprecedented flexibility and convenience for gaming, design, art, music, data entry, device control, 3D object manipulation, and even inexpensive telepresence. The Keyglove uses customizable touch combinations and gestures to enter text data, control the mouse, switch between applications and perform multiple operations with a single action.

In addition to being an efficient and complementary accessory for current technology, the self-contained, full-featured Keyglove is also a perfect device for the fledgling wearable computing market, since it eliminates the need for miniaturized, impractical QWERTY-based keyboards. Since the Keyglove is built to support physically relaxed single-handed operation, it is also perfect for handicapped or disabled users, or those who are prone to or suffer from RSI-related injuries.

Because the glove design allows for multi-sensor combinations, the keyglove provides exponentially more possibilities than many other glove-based input devices (prototypes or commercial products). 37 strategically placed contact sensors and smart controller software make it possible to implement the entire English alphabet using simple one-to-one sensor contacts. Since the glove also includes multi-sensor contacts, there are many hundreds of ergonomically usable combinations.