Manufacturing Technology Academy InvenTeam
The goal of the Mouse Glove is to increase the range of hand and finger movement when operating a mouse, in order to create a more ergonomic design and decrease the risk of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). The Mouse Glove couples bend sensors and an accelerometer with algorithms and custom software to translate movement of the hand and fingers to movement of the computer cursor, with expanded capabilities than the standard mouse. The design supports up to seven distinct click functions, in lieu of three for the standard mouse at the time of the grant. The glove is based on a standard billiard glove made of lightweight spandex and covering only three fingers. "It is not a Michael Jackson glove, as many people have asked us," affirmed one InvenTeam student.