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Easy-grip gloves

Gloves with an extra mechanical thumb for easy gripping.
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You've seen in films like Aliens the potential for big human-operated machines, where a person's body movement is directly translated into more powerful movements. Well, here's step one.

Suggested by the "Double-Thumbed Gardening Glove", I propose a glove with two thumbs. One of these will read in movements from your real thumb, and the other one matches them. This will make it easier to grip annoyingly shaped tree branches, cats, cliff edges, etc.

Advanced models could have force feedback to the real thumb to prevent the wearer from causing damage to the cat.

sadie, Apr 23 2002

Double-thumbed Gardening Gloves http://www.halfbake...20Gardening_20Glove
Inspiration [sadie, Apr 23 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) For [sappho]: Donison-Steinbuhler Standard http://www.banffcen...iew/ds_standard.htm
A new standard for the piano, a 7/8 scale keyboard.  Interesting, if you play. [bristolz, Apr 24 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]


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       Basic model for me, please. I want to reserve my right to squash the cat.
st3f, Apr 23 2002
  

       so now we can keep our partners under two thumbs, love this.
po, Apr 23 2002
  

       could there be a delicate edition for those of us with hands too small to reach Rachmaninov's augmented ninths?
sappho, Apr 23 2002
  

       Piano gloves? Wow, now there's a good idea. Do we have sophisticated enough force feedback to make musical creativity a possibility?
sadie, Apr 23 2002
  

       The hand puppet industry would surely benefit from this technology.
waugsqueke, Apr 23 2002
  

       Rach could make a 14th, I've read.  Yikes.  He had some big hands.
bristolz, Apr 24 2002
  

       (Re: link) That would be tough to get used to, bris.
waugsqueke, Apr 24 2002
  


 

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