this is totally from a post I saw on tumblr and it was really interesting! It’s the concept stuff for a type of glove that can operate similarly to a smart phone.
Hand-Tech, Concept for a new kind of device
“Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its consequences.
Hand-tech is a speculative technological device wearable like a glove, that uses gestures as interface.
The fabric is woven with special sensors and mini projectors that read the hand’s movements and translate them into practical functions.
Using a sequence of gestures it is possible to take pictures, make videos and display information.
The glove can also translate the sign language used by deaf people (manual communication) into sound pattern (spoken language).
Hand-tech expands the communicative power of the sign language converting an iconic gesture into a concrete action.”
source: Francesca Barchiesi