Gesture Glove

The design embraces communication through tactile gestures, transmitting messages to the phone when a handshake is triggered. I wondered if we could communicated without speaking and design our clothes to sense and communicate for us.


This wearable prototype takes a social media approach to the design of clothing and builds a utility interaction out of its wear. It reimagines the interaction off screen into ways that could use the body and wearables as these mediating interactive devices.


Elaine Cheung

The Design

The concept for this design is to exchange messages between users through intimate physical contact such as hugging, shaking hands or fist bumping someone else. The idea of the design comes from the desire to insert more physical interactions with other people into people's ever increasing mobile dependency.