GloveType is an augmented reality interaction concept that was developed as part of Wesley Willett’s Interactions With the Future class at the University of Calgary. Today, augmented reality headsets such as the HoloLens make use of on screen keyboards for typing. While this interfaces is highly familiar, it is somewhat slow for inputing long strings of text. The GloveType concept was developed as a potential alternative to this. Letters are projected onto the headset wearer’s four fingers and then selected by touching a thumb onto them. Since technology today cannot easily map augmented reality projects to hands in realtime, a lo-fi prototype of this interface was developed using a pair of latex gloves.


An early sketch of the concept.


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