Early Winter Night Biking Gloves

Early Winter Night Biking Gloves

The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves aim at augmenting established movements while riding a bike with a layer for personal security.

Raising visibility is a big issue for urban bikers. The Gloves aesthetically and functionally translate this need: Winter nights come early, thus there is more need for extra lighting; at the same time it is cold, so wearing gloves is necessary anyway. Preserving the look and feel of normal gloves, LEDs showing a turn signal light up when the hand is stretched out and a fist is formed, a strong signal for following cars.

Additionally to increasing the safety of cyclists, conductive areas on the fingertips also allow to use your smartphone while wearing the gloves.

A DIY version of the gloves: DIY BIKING GLOWES

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Irene Posch, 2023