Gallery: Tactile Gloves Turn Your Hands Into Vibrating Homing Beacons

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Imagine all the time you’ve wasted searching for your keys as your rush out the door. Sure there’s those beeper things you can attach to them to find it with your phone, as long as you know where your phone that is. But a new advances in vibrotactile technology may help give us clues to finding our lost items faster. Designers from the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have created vibrating gloves that work in conjunction with a Kinect to locate objects. Sorta like playing Hot & Cold, the gloves nudge helps you get closer to what you’re looking for.

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