Existing (Bend) Sensors (2012)

All different types of sensors that could be used for sensing bend/flex, position of the fingers/hand.

Customized Commercial Flex Sensors

>> http://www.flexpoint.com/
>> http://fkeel.blogspot.com/2011/05/flex-sensors-by-flexpoint.html

Commercial flex sensors

Long (4.5 inches) and short (2.2 inches).
>> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8606
>> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10264

Commercial Flex Sensors
>> http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/trimmers-potentiometer-rheostat/7081277/
shorter flex sensor >> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10264

Make our own flex sensors, as shown by Scientific Images
>> http://www.imagesco.com/articles/flex/sensor-pg1.html

Stickytape Sensors
>> http://www.instructables.com/id/Stickytape-Sensors/

Fabric bend sensor
>> http://www.instructables.com/id/Neoprene-Bend-Sensor-IMPROVED/

Proximity Sensor
(4-30cm)
>> http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/distance-measuring-sensors/6666568/
>> http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_sharpirrange.shtml

Fiber Optics
>> http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=760

Stretch Sensor

>> http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/stretch-sensor.html

Knit Stretch Sensor

>> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2108

Hall Effect Sensor and Neodymium Magnet(s)

DigiKey >> http://search.digikey.com/us/en/products/A1324LLHLT-T/620-1402-1-ND/2639992
Datasheet >> http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDYQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.allegromicro.com%2F~%2FMedia%2FFiles%2FDatasheets%2FA1324-5-6-Datasheet.ashx&ei=sjHmTqakAs2EtgesnLzLBA&usg=AFQjCNFWwFzT6UbN3t3lr5pI_YSy7vlGyw
Magnets >> http://www.kjmagnetics.com/categories.asp

Invisible bending transducer

>> http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924424709000971

Textile Interface Swatchbook

By GA Tech
>> http://www.coa.gatech.edu/images/textile-interface-swatchbook
Video >> http://www.youtube.com/embed/bJrAPU9CiPE

DIY optical bend sensors

>> http://coolshitindustries.com/2011/10/dataglove-with-ghetto-flex-sensors-circa-2000/

DIY Non-fabric Flex Sensors

>> http://www.imagesco.com/articles/flex/sensor-pg1.html
>> http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/flex-sensor.html