Everyone with a touchscreen phone (which is basically everyone now) has experienced the challenge of using their phone while they have gloves on. It’s cold out and you have to make a call, you have to take off your gloves to use your phone. That sucks!
Basically, there are two types of touchscreen devices: Resistive and capacitive. Most of our phones (iPhones) use a capacitive screen. Capacitive touchscreens, contrary to popular belief, aren’t affected by heat but instead react to natural bioelectricity in your skin. Tiny amounts of moisture, salts and oils on your skin allow electrons to flow between you and your device, thus communicated to the device. When you put something non-conductive between you and your device (like an ordinary pair of gloves), the device won’t work… Meaning you have to take off your gloves to use your phone.
Using the body’s natural bioelectricity from the hand the AGloves use silver to allow the bioelectric signals to transfer from skin to glove (silver) to screen. Meaning you don’t need to take off your gloves to use your phone.
For a cool video demo, check out the video below of Robert Scoble interviewing the founder of AGloves, Jennifer Spencer at the CES (world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow).
If you want to buy yourself a pair of the AGloves, you’ll have to basically go to their website, AGloves.com, or from Amazon because there only sold at a few Best Buys (I’ve looked in the two nearest me… no luck). The AGolves will run you anywhere from $20-$17.
Agloves has developed a patent-pending technology that makes them work brilliantly on all touchscreen devices. Unlike other gloves, Agloves harnesses the body’s natural bioelectricity from the surface of the entire hand by using silver – the most conductive element on the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Bioelectricity refers to the capacitive stored electrical charge occurring within or produced by living organisms such as humans. The connectivity of this stored electrical charge to the touchscreen is affected by moisture, both environmental and sweat, and salts on the surface of the skin. (You may have noticed that when your bare fingertip is dry it does not operate your touchscreen)
By knitting silver throughout the entire Aglove, Agloves optimize the bulk resistive properties necessary to provide a consistent and accurate flow of bioelectricity to your device. Furthermore, because silver is knit in all 10 fingers, you get all 10-finger access to tablets, smartphones and touchscreen keyboards. – AGloves.com
Story Via: Robert Scoble (Scobleizer) – Agloves let you use touch devices in cold weather