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Clint Saylor and Riley Silberman
Skiing down the slope iPod in your pocket Annoying song comes on Feeling of perfection ruined Forced to stop to change the song
While participating in winter snow activities, and listening to a portable music player, it can be inconvenient to stop, take off your gloves, and access your device to change the volume or song.
Control Everything with the Control Glove This article is about a nylon glove that fits over your hand that can be used to control literally any kind of electronics device. In this article, it describes how the glove connects to the computer via Bluetooth, but also has the potential ability to connect to an iPod as well. Near the end of the article, it states other various uses for this device, and two of the more dominant ones mentioned are: video game controller and patient rehabilitation in healthcare. The possibilities are endless. Control Everything with the Control Glove - Bluetooth wearable glove may replace Wiimotes - Softpedia. (n.d.). Latest News - Softpedia. Retrieved November 2, 2010, from
A Survey of Glove-based Input What this article describes can essentially be called the entire history of glove-based input. It contains uses of gloves as a computer input as far back as the 1980’s. Various uses of these gloves include everything from video games, to personal computers, and even use by NASA. It shows that there have been countless attempts to substitute traditional computer inputs with glove-based technology. Sturman, D., & Zeltzer, D. (n.d.). A Survey of Glove-based Input. Ohio State Design Department. Retrieved November 2, 2010, from
ProsCons Fingers control contacts Little more than a strap Palm mounted contacts Only three options Not weatherproof
ProsCons Electrical contacts in fingertips Only eight fingers Includes thumb- tips Hardwired Includes palm contacts Not weatherproof
ProsCons Electrical contacts in fingertips Not weatherproof Includes thumb- tips Input options on palm and wrist
ProsCons WeatherproofButtons can freeze over WirelessUser must look at buttons to operate Reusch iPod Sonic Ski Board Gloves Retail Price: $ This product allows the user to wirelessly control their iPod while skiing or snowboarding. Due to the method of input, however, it is not the most user-friendly product. The buttons on the back of the glove would almost always require the user to look at their hands in order to use with accuracy.
ProsCons WeatherproofSmall size of joystick WirelessJoystick placing on glove Joystick can freeze over Kombi iRip Gloves Retail Price: $ This product allows the user to wirelessly control their iPod while skiing or snowboarding. Due to the method of input, however, it is not the most user-friendly product. The small size and placement of the joystick make it awkward to use, and it can also freeze over easily.
Power supply/components to connect to device When different combinations of electrical contacts are triggered various actions are carried out on the device. Ex. Play, next song, volume ext…
Electrical contacts on the handle of the ski pole would be used to control the device. Different combinations of contacts between the ski pole handle and the glove would control the music device.
Electrical contacts accessible from the outside of a jacket would be placed on an easy access point on a ski jacket. The contacts on the jacket would be triggered by a glove with electrical contacts in the finger tips.
Customer RequirementsDesign Solution Feature Weatherproof/ Waterproof All electronic components and insulation material completely inclosed in a gore-tex material. Insulting Insulating material must be able to keep the hands of the user warm and comfortable using materials such as tricot, wool, pile, etc. Input method that ice and snow cannot interfere with No buttons No joysticks Use electrical contacts in various parts of the design to complete circuits No visual contact necessary No buttons No joysticks Different hand positions to control device Cost Competitive Design solution that costs the consumer less than other products in the market Wireless Allow for wireless connectivity to device through options such as bluetooth Small power source Small battery size within the glove to reduce potential discomfort Design electronic components to use limited amounts of power to increase battery life Easy connectivity to device Plug and play to device Ensure software compatibility User friendly control Comfortable to use on the go Weather cannot interfere No visual contact necessary
Electrical components can not be allowed to freeze Materials of glove must insulate not only cold but moisture Not a primary issue due to the protection of the insulation material of the glove itself
Comfortable insulation to external temperatures -12℉ Any part of the device inside the glove cannot interfere with the insulation materials
Must run on a small power source Most plausible option: button-cell batteries (such as those used in watches) Button-cell batteries provide between 1.5 and 3 volts