Digital Flight Gloves

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,803.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-11-M-6186
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-029-1840
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-029
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126, Indianapolis, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
087046165
Principal Investigator:
Paul Thogersen
Senior Engineer
(317) 842-6075
pthogersen@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Ward
Business Manager
(317) 842-6075
jward@wolftechnical.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: This program will develop lightweight, comfortable, instrumented flight gloves which enable the wearer to communicate via electronic messages that capture and represent gestures and actions made using the hands and arms. This capability allows for typing reports, issuing commands, and conveying other information by moving the fingers and arms in the air. Gestures can be used to produce symbols representing communications on a flight deck, or symbols which annotate the real world by creating geo-registered icons. Hand motions can be used to actuate equipment controls, replacing currently used keys, switches and buttons. BENEFIT: The digital gloves will enable people to communicate naturally using the hands and arms. Gestures and commands will be translated into electronic format and transmitted to a computer or communication network. As a general purpose interface, it can be used to communicate in environments with high noise levels or obscured sight lines, control computer systems or equipment, and allow finger or hand pointing to generate an input to digital systems.

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