Gloves with tracking of touch/slide.

Hello everyone,

I am currently looking for advice on what component to use for a glove-like object that can detect my thumb touching or swiping a finger.

  1. At first I was thinking of using a Capacitive method with the thumb having a conductive material but the problem lies with the method of detecting a swipe up or down with the thumb and index. I was thinking possibly having multiple capacitive modules checking next to eachother, but I would also like to detect a swipe left or right.

  2. Then I thought of method #2 which is put an actual small touchpad on the thumb tip, but the problem that lies there is I don't know how I would know which finger is touching the thumb.

Kinda stuck here and don't know what path to go here. :confused: