Published White Paper
Lightglove is a new human interface device that
falls into the category of virtual controller. It is worn as a cuff on
the underside of the wrist. The light scans the palm area of the hand and when a finger is sensed in the light beams,
it pushes a "light button". The device also senses hand
motion for on-screen navigation. This allows the user to surf the web or play a
video game while using the visual feedback
from their monitor or other display.
In addition, the Lightglove can be used as an X10
controller to allow individuals with restricted mobility to turn their
electronics off and on with a minimum amount of effort. This device is
a "no impact" input mechanism.
As an assistive technology,
the Lightglove can also be used as an Infrared remote control to
activate special access doors without having to push a mechanical
button. This new disruptive core technology can also be used in the
medical field as a sterile interface device or as an intrinsically
safe "no-spark" gesturing device in the petroleum industry.
The initial product consists of a watch like device
that incorporates our gesture recognition breakthrough. It will
include a 2 Gig SD card that contains the gesture SDK information. The device will work without
any additional software by using a standard Human Interface Device
(HID) driver resident in most operating systems. When the Lightglove
is initially connected using the SDK to set-up, the computer acknowledges that a HID device has been
detected. Lightglove was designed to be cross platform compliant and
has been tested on Microsoft and Apple operating systems.
functionality, when using the standardized HID driver, performs like a
multi–button wireless mouse with the ability to interact with an
on-screen keyboard. In addition, the device can be used to advance