Being in space is a very dangerous thing, sometimes having quick access to tools or information might be the difference between saving yourself and your crew or die in space. With Give me a hand we wanted to create a glove that will be a part of a revolutionary interface that will help our astronauts to be more secure up there. By being able to track the hand movement and creating user inputs with the fingertips we can create shortcuts to access critical tools and info, as well as send data.

This project is solving the SpaceGloVe: Spacecraft Gesture and Voice Commanding challenge.


Give me a hand aims to be not just a glove, but a complete body system that will interact with the computer of the suit, the computer on the space station, a land rover, or even an exoskeleton.

With the glove as our first step and prototype we use an Arduino UNO R3, an accelerometer and some conductive fabric.

We acquire the hand movement using the accelerometer, then processed it in the Arduino and then send it to an app we build using Processing language via bluetooth.

Using only this we were able to create three tools as an example of the idea: The first one was entering mission objectives, the second one was to manipulate objects and the third one was to observe the status of the suit and send data to the space station or Houston.

We can extend or replace the accelerometer using flex's sensors we can add EMG sensors, temperature sensors, proximity, mapping capacitive interactions to keep the circuitry as less bulky as possible.

Project Information

License: GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 (AGPL-3.0)"

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  • Alejandro Cortes
  • Alejandra Campoy Chayrez
  • Javier Palomares
  • Luis R Barreras
  • Ana  Rios
  • Gabriel Valdes