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No joke, Samsung files to patent a smart glove

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No joke, Samsung files to patent a smart glove
You might recall that Samsung's April Fools' joke last year was the "introduction" of a wearable glove called "Samsung Fingers". The device featured a flexible 3-inch UHD Super Emo-LED display, and even had a hidden 16MP camera and 4GB of RAM. Yes, too bad it was only a joke. But sometimes a product devised for laughs can lead to a legitimate device.

Samsung has filed two patent applications for a smart glove titled "Electronic Device Having Sensor and Operation Method Thereof."  One application was filed with the USPTO while the other was filed with South Korea's patent agency.

Diagrams that were part of the applications show the glove with flexible displays that look to be similar to a QWERTY keyboard. The glove also features a number of sensors. The actual patent applications call the product a "finger motion recognition glove." But will they keep your fingers warm in the winter?


source: USPTO via GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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posted on 07 Jan 2015, 11:48 2

1. xperian (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


so they will release Powerglove 2?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:04

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Now that would be a understatement but kinda cool though

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:06

18. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i miss my power glove thank you the wiz lol great movie
anyways i think this has to do with the vr
the gear vr world having the gloves lets your hands be in the world with you

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 04:11

23. AndroidLollipop (unregistered)


The Samsung Galaxy Glove A99

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:23 1

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1649; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Super emo-led, we have some very apathetic/depressed screens

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 14:15 3

12. The_Godfather (Posts: 186; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


A real innovative tech company.

Kudos to Sammy.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:24

3. xtroid2k (Posts: 517; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


So now thiey will come out with an app called "ultimate hand job" this measures grip tightness, strokes in a minute, length and duration. So your girl can best emulate the best you got. lol WHY!!!!! just stop stop stop. Pointless now. Have we hit a brick wall or what?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 13:25 4

10. Psykotik_Dragon (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


Pair it up with the GearVR & a couple of games for some real enjoyment...

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:41 3

17. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


You mean like in the movie "Johnny Mnemonic", now something like that would be cool.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 03:25

22. Psykotik_Dragon (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


Pretty much what I was thinking LOL...Or even to go a bit more "practical" something more along the line of Minority Report but fully virtual instead of gesturing at screens.
They already have doctors working on micro surgeries with VR/3D rendering, a little more work & they could have their hands be the tools...index finger for scalpel, index/middle combo for laser while the other hand rotates/zooms view to be sure they're not moving/cutting/lasering what they're not supposed to. I'm sure there are tons of other things we could do with it if we put our minds to it...

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:36 7

4. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Atleast we know they ll work on it and turn it into a real gadget. Not like thag fruit company, patent their farts just for the sake of suing others in their US soil and end up stealing other OEMs money.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:56

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Right a real gadget. If you're going to spew BS and take a shot at Apple at least make it look like a point and not just bs.

*puts food away*

No food for you.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 20:00

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hey Majerk? What's a "thag"? I read your post and, let's just say...you do that wonderful Samsung keyboard no justice. Do you even have a Note 4? Hmmmmmm...

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:41 3

5. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I guess a glove like that could be useful when dealing with virtual reality.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:45

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Talk about wearables.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:56 1

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I just want that Apple Watch.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:05

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro, that's it and that's all. Well, that and a 6S+ in September ;)

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:27 3

16. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


LOlllllllll you and myx go hand in hand, like a pair of gloves
"take my money" "my body is ready" "yes yes yes" "I'm ready"

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:58

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So what? I mean literally, so what? Whatever your response is, so what. That's the beauty of it....so what.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:48 2

7. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Things can go even further, with smart clothes filled with sensors and smart glasses, for example. In virtual reality you could act like if you were really inside an adventure game.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 13:36

11. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


samsung: what's next?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 15:42

13. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


They gotta continue to be "innovative". Also, they need something to waste their flexible screens on.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:40

19. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hope those gloves can take 1080p pix too.

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