Design Exhibition: Functional | MuSync

MuSync: A Smart Glove That Balance Personal Safety and Music Control in Urban Environment

Publication/Creation Date
September 10 2015
Xueting Zhang (creator)
Caity Taylor (creator)
Georgia Institute Of Technology (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
The newly coined term “Ipod Oblivion” Refers to a common urban phenomena: The pedestrians would not be alert to the surrounding environment and approaching danger because of the plugged-in earphones. Although not illegal, this phenomena has caused many vital accidents. In this paper we discuss the development of an interactive glove that address the safety issue of urban runners. This smart glove response to the environment change and Augment the user’s ability when encountered emergencies. It also allows phone control through gestures.

From the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Design.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body

Date archived
October 31 2015
Last edited
May 9 2019
How to cite this entry
Xueting Zhang, Caity Taylor. (September 10 2015). "MuSync: A Smart Glove That Balance Personal Safety and Music Control in Urban Environment". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.