Health and Wellness
14 WK Project
THE EXTREME USERS
Inspired by shredders that have hand/arm impairments.
Find the powder with these insulated, waterproof Ottertex® gloves that are innovatively easy to put on, extremely warm, and has the ability to smoothly switch from mitt to fingertip.
2. Difficult to put on
When wet, gloves are
very difficult to put on.
CURRENT GLOVE PROBLEMS
1. Easy to lose
When the glove is off. It can be hard to manage.
Lose it in the snow
Forget it at the lodge
Drop it off the chair lift
The user is almost always forced to take off their glove to use their phone, zipper or wallet.
1. What if the glove could
be easily attached at the hip?
2. How can the glove pattern assist with putting it on?
3. How can the user access
their fingertips quickly and easily?
Ottertex Canvas Exterior Anti Bacterial Non-slip Grip to bite
PROTOTYPING: PUTTING ON
Synthetic leather for padding and longevity
Snap-to magnetic buckles attached to anti-bacterial bite sections
These sew-on magnetic buckles were designed and printed specifically for this project. However, they are based off of Fidlock technology.
Keep track of your glove by securing it at your hip.
Get to your phone and pass quicker.
Bite and pull to make it tighter.
Use the connection to the pants as a means of putting your hand in.
Simply pull away from your body to detach.
YOU TELL ME