Racing Wheelchair Gloves, 2016
BMW Designworks describes these racing gloves as a cross between “a pistol grip and brass knuckles.” The designers innovated on the athletes’ process of creating their own gloves from hobby putty by 3D scanning individual versions and then refining the shapes. Each pair is custom fit and printed on demand in lightweight and durable materials. Athletes then glue rubber to the gloves for traction on the wheel pushrings.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.