Wearable tech is becoming increasingly popular. The company behind the latest offering want to remove “all the stress and strain required while interacting with touchless devices”.
Fin is a ring worn on your thumb. It can recognize each segment of the fingers and turns your whole palm into a numeric keyboard so you can use it as a gesture interface. Fin is able to connect to up to three devices, covering smartphones, smart TVs, cars and home automation via Bluetooth.
There is a lithium iron custom battery to power the ring and it has its own micro-USB charging dock, enabling it to last about month if in power saving mode. It will be available in five different colours and retail at $120.
The company behind Fin want to provide everyone with a quicker way of interacting with their devices. “People in today’s world are becoming more busy, but still they are wasting a lot of time interacting with their smart devices, ” said Rohildev Nattukallingal, founder of RHL Vision Technologies. “Fin removes this interaction gap by allowing users to quickly interact with those devices.”
Because the thumb can reach pretty much all of your palm, it feels natural to use. It is hoped it will aid people with visual impairments, especially as they already employ the sense of touch.
Fin is currently seeking funding through Indiegogo. So far it has raised $15,000 of its $100,000 target. Even if it doesn’t reach the target, the flexible funding set up means it will still receive the funds.
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