Gest is a wearable device that straps to your hand and fingers and is outfitted with sensors that allow you to interact with a mobile device or computer. There are 15 discrete sensors in each hand, and each finger has the same type of standard accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer combination found in a smartphone. When two controllers are connected, one on each hand, users can tap on a desktop in the same way they would type on a keyboard.
The software that powers Gest monitors how you use your hands and creates a personalized model that’s unique to each user. The device connects to smartphones, tablets and PCs via Bluetooth, has LED status indicators and a rechargeable battery that can be charged via a microUSB port. The company designed Gest for graphic designers using programs like Photoshop or AutoCAD. It also hopes to target the virtual reality industry, satisfying the need for a controller that you don’t have to hold in your hand.