An article I wrote for Electronic Products.
The air-writing glove converts hand-drawn letters into digital text
Most of the time you spend jabbing your thumbs on your touchscreen’s small keys, you’re correcting mistakes that apparently were already auto-corrected. When squiggling a sentence with your finger into the clear blue sky, that doesn’t happen.
Thanks to the computer scientists at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, writing in the air is possible. They’ve created an air-writing glove system that allows wearers to draw letters in the air with their hands. The sensor-equipped glove system is able to identify which letters are being drawn, and then converts them into digital text, which can be wirelessly entered into a text message, e-mail, or mobile app.