Mobile phone texting is moving in an increasingly intuitive direction. Gone are the days when sticks in the mud like me said we wouldn’t get a fully touchscreen phone because it’d feel weird to type on. Still, there are times when texting can be awkward.
Such times include while you’re walking or while in the car (not that we ever do that, because that’s ILLEGAL), when movement around you makes your fingers slip all over the place when attempting to type.
It’s time like these that this Gauntlet keyboard-glove would come in handy. Using an Arduino Lilypad (used for sensors in many wearable electronics), the letters of the alphabet are wrapped around your fingers, allowing you to type on your own hand by tapping your fingers with your other fingers.
Not only does it seem quite intuitive, but there’s something decidedly futuristic about watching it in action, giving it that extra sci-fi appeal. That being said, the current prototype looks like it was stitched together in an Early Learning class, and it’s clearly not yet been designed for commercial sale.
The Gauntlet won’t necessarily become available on the market. However, with developers cosntantly on the lookout for alternative typing solutions, there’s always a chance that we may see something similar on the market at some point