The Science Behind Agloves


For Immediate Release

October 18, 2010

Most modern touch screens are capacitive.  Contrary to popular belief, these touch screens are not affected by the heat in your fingers, instead they interpret commands and gestures through the electric charges and conductivity of your skin.

The surface of your skin is covered with tiny amounts of moisture, salts and oils.  It is the moisture and salts in your skin which allow your skin to be conductive.  For the capacitive touch screen to work a small electric charge must dynamically travel between your finger and the touch screen.

Agloves are made with silver coated nylon. Silver has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Agloves transfer the skin’s bioelectrical charge through the gloves to the screen.

Agloves entire glove is knitted with this unique silver yarn – not just the fingertips, to provide greater surface area for the conductive material.

The whole hand conductivity gives fingertips more conductive oomph so that for some people, texting becomes easier.

When hands become cold, even bare fingers can become dry enough to fail to work on a touch screen.

When wearing Agloves, even if your fingertips lose conductivity (because they are too cold and dry) the rest of your hand picks up the slack, and the bioelectricity travels through the glove to your fingertips to maintain your connection.

iPhones interpret both commands and gestures.  For wearers to swipe, type, pinch and pull on the screen with accuracy, then need to "feel" their screen through the gloves.  Lightweight yarns and spandex give Agloves a snug fit for precision gesturing.  Users can type on a full screen keyboards (think iPad) or do four-finger swipes (think TrackPads) because Agloves provide 10-finger functionality.