Cellphone Glove Brings Us One Step Closer to Being Iron Man
By Elizabeth Fish
PCWorldMay 14, 2012 9:49 am PDT
No one likes to fumble around for their phone when someone is calling. It would be pretty cool to have phones in the near future connected either to our clothing or some kind of accessory, better than an armband. So how about having your phone integrated into your body, Iron Man style?
Bryan Cera, a Master’s student at the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, crafted Glove One, a glove-like contraption that doubles as a phone. The “wearable mobile communication device” is also art; Bryan says it represents the sacrifices we might make for social media and technology.
All of the One Glove’s parts are 3D printed, and the SIM card slots into the glowing center of the gadget. Each joint on the fingers hosts a button to represent the different keys on a normal phone, and holding a button on the pinkie finger switches it on.
Simply dial the number you wish to call on your fingers (the glove will read back the number you pressed), and it will place your call.
Unfortunately, the glove is just a prototype, so while it can dial out, you can’t actually talk or hear anything yet. Plus, while it would be cool to access your phone by simply raising your hand, dialing looks a little tricky.
The good news, however, is that after Bryan finishes showcasing his creation as part of a thesis exhibition, he will write a tutorial demonstrating how you can make this glove yourself. Glove One will go pretty well with that DIY version of Google’s Project Glass, don’t you think?