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Turn your hand into a phone with a 3D-printed glove

Are you bored of using a “normal” phone like everyone else, do you crave a device that really sits in your palm? Well thanks to an art project from Milwaukee-based designer Bryan Cera called Glove One, all of your Christmases may have come at once.

As reported by CNET the glove is made up of jointed plastic that fit to your hand, the numbers sit on fingers and make a call you simple make the universal “call me” hand gesture, as modelled in the photo above. The jointed limbs of the device can also be made using the latest in technology, a 3D printer.

Glove One in action


3D printing works in much the same way as an ink-jet printer, except instead of ink it squirts out plastic. These layers of plastic can then form any 3D shape you desire – pretty cool.

Glove One is part of the Bryan Cera’s series titled “Gadgets for Remembering the Future” he says:‘It presents a futile and fragile technology with which to augment ourselves. A cell phone which, in order to use, one must sacrifice their hand.’

He continues: Emotional investment becomes physical, as the functionality of the device depends on the dysfunctionality of the wearer. While we enjoy the fantasies they offer, we rethink the technologies we construct and reflect on how they construct us.” 

We’re not sure how the device would compete against the smartphones of today that can pretty much make our breakfast – maybe not – but it looks pretty cool. You can check out a video of the Glove One in action below:


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