HCID: Handwear Computer Input Device Combat Glove

The Handwear Computer Input Device (HCID) is a unique combat glove interface designed to allow soldiers to control military hardware with simple hand gestures.


(HCID Handwear Computer Input Device Combat Glove)

Gesture commands are recognized by a set of sensors that are able to sense hand position and orientation. Input actions are recognized by thin, flexible force sensors placed throughout the glove.

The Handwear Computer Input Device is currently under development by RallyPoint, under a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Natick Soldier Center (NSC). The HCID is intended to provide a flexible interface to connect with hardware like heads-up displays, weapon control (without being tethered to the weapon) and even controlling small unmanned ground vehicles.

The HCID was shown at WIRED NextFest 2006.

Take a look at another glove-based interface, the Raytheon reflective glove. Read more about Handwear Computer Input Device.

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