Using an accelerometer and a handful of sensors, a team of Colorado State University students has created the Spatial Hand Remote. The gadget controls the flight of a remote control airplane through the sensors in a glove.
The movement of the plane follows the movement of the glove. As the hand in the glove tilts to the right or left, so does the plane. Sensors attached to fingers are used to control the throttle, roll reverse, and the on-off switch. The user's hands control the plane like a maestro controling an orchestra.
Click the image below for a slideshow on the Spatial Hand Remote.
The Spatial Hand Remote lets users fly a remote control airplane intuitively. The idea is to track the position of the right hand, so that the plane can follow the same orientation as it flies.
What a great Gadget Freak Case video! I'll definitely being showing this one to my Capstone Class tonight. I plan to use it as a training video on how to present their project to the audience.
I've been talking to my students about the Gadget Freak submission process. Waiting on a group of students to meet the challenge. I also have a couple of proto-designs I need to finalize for submission as well. Keep up the great work Rob!
We didn't use any specific gloves. The gloves in the video an pictures were found at the local thrift shop. Tighter ftting gloves would probably work better than loose ones because it makes it easier to push the control buttons on the left hand.
Yes Rob , You are absolutely correct now a days young engineers are developing so good and captivating projects and models that it just keep us speechless .What i was thinking is what exactly can be the usage of this gloved hand control Airplanes flight practically .
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