Over the past year, we have uncovered an increase in hand injuries directly linked to the use of smart devices. Why? Because gloves in the workforce were not touchscreen compatible. To enable their touchscreens to work, they must remove their gloves and crucially, they were not putting them back on again before beginning work in areas with high cut and injury risks. This was leading to a significant number of serious hand injuries.
Our solution at STALSEN was to create a range of gloves that feel like a second skin, combining touchscreen compatibility with cut resistance and therefore eliminating the need to remove gloves onsite to use touchscreen smart devices.
How do touchscreens work?
Most touch screens use capactive sensing to pick up the touch. This means that rather than identifying touch commands using pressure, they pick up the conductive circuit from your finger, which is then able to pick up the exact location of the touch on the screen.
However, what happens when your hands are covered up with hand protection? You won’t be setting off any touch signals unless the glove incorporates some touch screen functionality.
The science behind touchscreen gloves
To create a glove that is touchscreen compatible, either the yarn needs to have a conductive element, or the fingertips must be dipped in a conductive solution, to allow the glove to absorb some of its electrical current – just like a bare finger.
What makes STALSEN gloves touchscreen compatible?
Our gloves contain conductive fibre in the glove liner, allowing for easy use of any electronic device, not just in the fingertips. The Rayza RX552 is a yarn composition of lightweight HPPE woven with a fine metal wire filament yarn whereas the Rayza RX544 is produced with the superior Dyneema® Diamond yarn woven with a fine carbon fibre.
Combining touchscreen compatibility with cut resistance, ensures that our workforces aren’t sacrificing protection for functionality.
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