Mobile Lorm Glove
The airpiano is a MIDI/OSC controller that lets the user trigger invisible keys and faders in midair. The device can be
used for playing melodies, triggering loops, and controlling effects. On-board LED feedback allows performing without
the need for a computer display. Setting the 24 virtual keys and eight virtual faders is accomplished with custom software. The airpiano introduces not only an intuitive and simple touch-free interaction, but an entirely new user experience centered around exploring this experimental instrument.
Omer Yosha | firstname.lastname@example.org
March + April 2012
The Mobile Lorm Glove is a communication and translation device for the deaf-blind. It translates the hand-touch
alphabet Lorm, a common form of communication used by people with both hearing and vision impairment, into
digital text and vice-versa. The prototype enables the deaf-blind user to compose messages via the pressure-sensitive
palm of the glove that are transmitted as text messages to the receiver’s handheld device. Vibrotactile feedback patterns allow the wearer to perceive incoming messages. It supports communication over distance, provides access to
autonomous information, and serves as an interpreter for people not familiar with Lorm.
http://www.design-research-lab.org Publication: Mobile Lorm Glove—Introducing a communication device for deaf-blind people.
Proc. of TEI 2012 (Feb. 19-22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada). ACM, New York, 2012.
Tom Bieling | Design Research Lab/Berlin University of the Arts | email@example.com
Ulrike Gollner| Design Research Lab/Berlin University of the Arts | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gesche Joost | Design Research Lab/Berlin University of the Arts | email@example.com