Color-Changing Gloves

The sensor glove turns blue in the presence of hazardous substances~

Employees in chemical production, the semiconductor industry or in laboratories are frequently

exposed to harmful substances. The problem: Many of these aggressive substances are imperceptible

to human senses, which makes handling them so risky.    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research

Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Regensburg have engineered a glove that

recognizes if toxic substances are present in the surrounding air. The protective glove is equipped

with custom-made sensor materials and indicates presence of toxic substances by changing colors~

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