Question most asked: Can I be a beta tester?
Lightglove is a new human interface device that you wear on the
underside of your wrist. Light from the device (visual or infrared)
scans the palm and senses wrist, hand and finger motion. This data is
translated into either on-screen cursor control or key closures and in
addition works as a long distance on/off switch for virtually all
electronic products everywhere.
What does it look like?
Prototypes are a sleek design that has been optimized for comfort. Future models will be watch size that will easily tuck under the sleeve and be worn all day comfortably. Since they are wireless, hands are free to move about unrestricted, while pointing and gaming are engaged only when needed.
What will it control?
Computers, notebooks, cell phones, gaming platforms, entertainment
centers, car door locks and automotive stereo, smart house functions,
kitchen appliances . . . the list grows. ATMs or other public kiosks
could support walk-up Lightglove input with specially encrypted personal
IDs for security and privacy. Satellite technology may facilitate
remote input to your computer wherever footprint coverage is available
It will replace several input devices that you currently use for your computer, PDA, gaming, television and entertainment activities. You can choose your position and distance to your visual screen thereby reducing the chance for injury from repetitive strain disorders, such as, carpal tunnel syndrome. There are many other applications such as smart house controller and family communicators.
Who can use a Lightglove?
Since the lights are used to scan the palm and fingers, individuals with
hand challenges due to illness or accident can navigate around the
onscreen keyboard or can surf the web with renewed grace.
When can I see a demo?
Please preview the technology by viewing the videos located on home page.
Lightglove demonstrations may be arranged by phoning (703) 754-3032. Past demos have included 2009 CES, CNBC The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, George Mason Business Alliance, Microsoft Home of the Future in Redmond, Cool Product Expo at Stanford University, IEEE Int'l Symposium on Wearable Computing, TechTV's "fresh gear", the Digital Edge Expo in DC, Hammacher Schlemer Search for Invention.
There are 4 awarded U.S. patents. You are welcomed to review the patent
abstract at our
patent page. International
patents have been filed throughout the world and many have already been
When can I get a Lightglove?
Unfortunately ETA for Lightgloves has been pushed back until resources
are available for manufacturing. We are offering license agreements to
companies that will build the Lightglove device. Stay tuned to this
website for future availability updates. Please go to the
contact page to arrange for a
license evaluation unit.