Jan 2010

  • Demonstrated Gesture Recognition Unit capabilities and tested device ruggedness at DARPA ULTRA-Vis Challenge Event at Eglin Air Force Base in Shalimar, FL.

Nov 2009 

  • Exceeded 99%+ gesture recognition accuracy at DARPA Gesture Recognition Gate Test in Boston, MA. 
Mar 2009 
  • Participated in urban warfare live-action simulation event and shoot house exercise sponsored by DARPA in San Diego, CA.
May 2008
  • Briefing to Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Kenneth Preston at the the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Apr 2008
  • Slashdot: "...glove designed to allow soldiers to easily interact with wearable systems via sensors, could allow soldiers a feature-rich input device without having to put down their weapon"
  • Technology Review: "Now RallyPoint, a startup based in Cambridge, MA, has developed a sensor-embedded glove that allows the soldier to easily view and navigate digital maps, activate radio communications, and send commands without having to take his hand off his weapon."
  • Engadget: "The Handwear Computer Input Device (HCID) has a whole mess of sensors built-in, including push-button sensors in the pinky, fourth finger and index, finger, a mouse-like sensor in the index finger and a trio of accelerometers on the back of the hand." 
Mar 2008
  • Demo and prototype delivery to Multifunctional Materials Team, WarSTAR and Future Force Warrior at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.
  • Briefing to LTC Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
Aug 2007 
  • Briefing to Director of Battle Command and Chief of Soldier Division at Fort Benning, GA.
Jul 2007
  • Demo at Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) On-the-Move (OTM) testbed event at Fort Dix, NJ.
May 2007
  • Participation in United States Army Infantry School (USAIC) Industry Day at Fort Benning, GA.
Apr 2007
  • Briefing to Army Vice Chief of Staff GEN Dick Cody at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
  • Presentation at the Glove Technical Committee Meeting in Philadelphia on April 10, 2007.
Dec 2006
  • Live technology demonstration at Nordic Exceptional Trendshop 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark (Dec 1-3) .
Oct 2006
  • Live demo at the 2006 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition (Washington Convention Center: Washington, DC), October 9-10, 2006.
  • HCID Combat Glove featured by Event Design Magazine.
Sep 2006
  • Live demo at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference 2006 and Technology Exposition (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: Washington, D.C.) September 25-26, 2006.
  • Live technology demonstration at WIRED Magazine's NextFest (September 29 - October 1).
Aug 2006 
  • Briefing to LTG John "Mark" Curran: Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
Apr 2006 
  • Boston Business Journal: "Last month, RallyPoint Inc. briefed the chief of staff of the U.S. Army on its high-tech battlefield glove."
  • Briefing to Chief of Staff of the Army GEN Peter Schoomaker at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
  • Presented and demonstrated technology at the 6th Annual MIT Technology and Entrepreneurship Forum sponsored by the MIT SEBC (Science and Engineering Business Club) on April 21, 2006.
  • Presented "The RallyPoint Story" at the Materials Science and Engineering entrepreneurship panel event of the MIT Alumni Convocation on April 21, 2006.
  • Presented "Handwear with Embedded Sensors for Soldier System Interfacing" with live demo for the "Smart and Extreme: Technical Textiles" program at the 41st AATCC New England Regional Technical Conference on April 28, 2006.
Mar 2006
  • Briefing to President of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) GEN(R) Gordon Sullivan (former Chief of Staff of the Army) at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
  • openDOOR: "Our product will look and feel like a conventional soldier glove, yet allow the soldier to interface his/her electronic equipment in a more convenient (i.e., more survivable) manner than currently possible. For example, using our glove, a future soldier would be able to change what is shown on his/her helmet-mounted display (e.g., a digital map) using simple hand gestures performed while the hand remains on a weapon or steering wheel."
  • Forbes.com: "Simple hand gestures are then used to access the information that's stored on that computer. For example, if, while holding your rifle, you extend your index and your middle finger and squeeze the rifle's grip, the eyepiece will display the location of your enemies."
Feb 2006
  • Demo booth at the MIT Tech Fair.
 
Nov 2005 
  • The Tech: "Only about four percent of small businesses that apply for the Small Business Innovative Research grant are accepted into Phase II of the program, placing the members of RallyPoint in a select group."
Aug 2005
  • Technology Review: "RallyPoint in Cambridge, MA, has given the practice a high-tech update in the form of a computerized glove that reads a soldier's hand signals and relays them wirelessly to troops and commanding officers who may be out of the line of sight."
June 2005 
  • Natick Soldier Center:  "The Handwear Computer Input Device is being developed by RallyPoint, Inc. under a Natick Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program as part of an ongoing effort to introduce important Soldier warfighting capabilities without adding significant bulk and weight. A fully integrated and functional prototype is expected in December 2007."
  • Soldier Vision: "RallyPoint is developing an e-textile gesture recognition glove for soldiers. Primordial integrated RallyPoint's glove with our vision system software. We used the following vignette to demonstrate the system's benefits."
  • Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies: "The Competition's potential for creating near-term technologies for Soldiers was demonstrated recently when RallyPoint received a Small Business Innovation Research award from the Army. The company, which originated with last year's second-prize winning Surreptiles team, will work to further develop its technology for digitizing hand-arm communications signals."
Sep 2004
  • ISN News: "RallyPoint is committed to making a difference for the brave Soldiers, homeland defenders, and law enforcement officers who risk their lives for public safety."
July 2004
  • BBC World (video): "Just by pointing the leader can send a signal to all units to walk in same direction. No visual contact is necessary."
June 2004
  • Technology Review: "Second prize went to the Surreptiles for their sensor-laden glove that translates hand signals into voice commands that are beamed to squad members' personal radios. "
  • Nanotech Messenger: "We've all seen the movies where the Navy Seals silently move toward their target, giving each other hand signals to communicate without sound. What if the lead Seal was out of your line of sight? Well, 'Surreptiles' uses a lightweight glove with accelerometers to translate the silent hand-arm signals into computerized messages for use when individuals are not in visual contact. The system even corrects for position, so you always receive the correct instruction no matter how you are oriented relative to the lead guy giving the signal. Not necessarily nanotech, but pretty clever!"
Apr 2004
  • RDE Magazine: "The Surreptiles team (undergraduates Byron Hsu '06, Forrest Liau '06, David Lin '06, Han Xu '06, and lecturer Tony Eng) won the second-place award of $3,000 for a system to translate the silent hand-arm signals soldiers use in stealth situations into computerized messages for use when individuals are not in visual contact."
Feb 2004
  • The Tech: "The wearable device allows a soldier to communicate about directions, commands, and other information to fellow soldiers by using a series of hand-signals."