We wanted to design a glove that could track your hand movements and would turn these into keystrokes
What it does
The gateway acts as a mouse without the user ever actually having to touch a mouse
How we built it
We first had to figure out the sensors we were going to use and we decided to go with a motion capture sensor. Then we decided to weave it into a glove using conductive thread.
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge that we had was trying to keep prices down
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to get the number of total sensors down to 2 sensors, one on your dominant thumb and the second on your dominant index finger.
What we learned
We learned several interesting facts about the conductive thread and about an existing company called enflux that was designed to create wearable sensors for virtual reality
What's next for The Gateway
The next step for the gateway will be to implement augmented reality and virtual reality.