Turn Signal Cycling Gloves
Ride with vividly clear intention
Cyclists and motorists share the same roads, but don't speak the same language.
I created these gloves to increase the safety of urban cyclists. By touching together the thumb and ring finger, a rider can signal directional changes with an array of LEDs aimed both ahead and behind.
Tweezers, magnifying glasses, and fine-tipped soldering irons were the tools of my trade. With images of watchmakers in my head, I formed, cut, and soldered miniscule stubs of wire, stringing together the delicate electronics puzzle one connection at a time.
Crafting the Exoskeleton
Building the turn signals into removable overlays lends flexibility and versatility to the product. Different gloves for different conditions, but the same signals for consistent visibility.