Indemic - Product Development, Taranaki, New Zealand

Stretchsense Smart Glove

We have had the pleasure of working with StretchSense on a number of projects over the last few years. Our first project with them was to embark on the design of a ‘Smart Glove’ which showcased their proprietary sensor technology in collaboration with Intel, used in a performance piece at CES in Las-Vegas in early 2017 - one of the biggest technology events in the world . StretchSense are University of Auckland alumni, who design and manufacture stretchable silicon sensors predominantly for use in wearable-tech type products. The sensors work by changing their electrical properties as they stretch, and in this application were used to create a glove which had the ability to be used as a ‘Virtual Instrument’ in a musical performance of Jai Ho, from the film Slumdog Millionaire. Indemic were tasked with full creative direction of the project, including conceptualising, producing prototypes, heat-press printing patterns, creating 3D printed enclosures for the electronics, and integrating the sensors - essentially working with the StretchSense team within a tight deadline to create a fully functioning solution.