Biking Gloves With Built-In Turn Signals

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Fri, Mar 9th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Irene Posch's Early Winter Night Biking Gloves have built-in LED turn signals that activate when a fist is formed -- thus completing the electrical circuit of the glove's conductive areas.

Raising visibility is a big issue for urban bikers. The Gloves aesthetically and functionally translate this need: Winter nights come early, thus there is more need for extra lighting; at the same time it is cold, so wearing gloves is necessary anyway. Preserving the look and feel of normal gloves, LEDs showing a turn signal light up when the hand is stretched out and a fist is formed are a strong signal for following cars.

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