Maryland-based Blue Infusion Technologies is developing a new motorcycle riding glove that with Bluetooth technology enabling wireless control of smartphones.The BEARTek (which stands for Bluetooth Enabled Audio Regulation Technology) glove features controls built into the fingers to allow operation of simple phone functions such as answering calls or operating a phone’s music player. Controls are activated by pressing a thumb against different points on the fingers.
The company was founded in 2010 by Willie Blount, a technician and rider who built the first prototype with a Bluetooth kit and an old pair of riding gloves.
“As a motorcyclist, it has always been difficult to operate my cell phone or music device without having to move my hands from the handle bars of my bike,” says Blount, inventor, founder and chief executive officer of Blue Infusion Technologies. “BEARTek Gloves will now provide motorcyclists the convenience and safety of operating any smartphone or Bluetooth music device with simple finger touches on the glove.” Continue Reading »