Fits like a glove

A breakthrough technology? The Keyglove allows the wearer to control keyboard and mouse controls with one hand.

The Keyglove is a prototype development by Jeff Rowberg, “a guy that likes programming”. It’s a portable glove that uses touch combinations (for keys) and an accelerometer (for the mouse) to generate keyboard and mouse control codes using only one hand.

Rowberg explains that the glove is thin and light so that once its learnt, the glove can be used without looking, which will make it ideal for embedded and wearable environments while still allowing the wearer to do other things, like writing.

The concept works by generating keypress codes by touching unique combinations of conductive sensors together. Rowberg says: “These sensors are mounted on the fingers and palm of the glove in strategic places to allow for the greatest possible number of combinations.”

The glove also has an accelerometer on the back, which will be used to control mouse movements. Rowberg is working to refine aspects of this technology.