No joke, Samsung files to patent a smart glove

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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23 Comments

1. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

so they will release Powerglove 2?

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that would be a understatement but kinda cool though

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

23. AndroidLollipop unregistered

The Samsung Galaxy Glove A99

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

12. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

A real innovative tech company. Kudos to Sammy.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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?

10. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

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

17. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

22. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 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...

4. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 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...

5. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Talk about wearables.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I just want that Apple Watch.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

16. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 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"

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

11. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

samsung: what's next?

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hope those gloves can take 1080p pix too.

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