Light-Up Gloves Help Cyclists Indicate Turning Signals
This fashion item helps bikers raise their visibility while riding at night.
The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves not only keep cyclists warm during the cooler evenings, but also provide clearer visibility for them on the roads. The wool gloves are embedded with conductive areas and also LED lights. When you hold your hand in form of a fist, it closes the electric circle and causes an arrow to light up. This allows cyclists to easily indicate a bold turn signal for drivers to see behind them.
The gloves were created by designer Irene Posch who wanted something that aesthetically and functionally raised visibility for urban bikers. The pair of gloves operates on just one 3V coin cell battery.
During a webinar on Thursday July 13th at 10am, the PSFK research team will be presenting findings from our most recent report, Future of Manufacturing. For this project, we looked at how brands and organizations can meet elevated consumer needs and combat increased market competition by leveraging connected technologies that give total insights to manage their end-to-end operations and the opportunity to integrate cutting-edge technologies to reinvent supply chains.
Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, discussed how she uses her background in science and collaborates with engineers, designers, artists and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art and popular culture.