Fin: A Small Ring That Makes Your Palm A Gesture Interface

Fin: A Small Ring That Makes Your Palm A Gesture Interface

Up until now, we’ve seen smart watches and smart glasses. Now it’s time for smart rings. RHL Vision, a small company based in Cochin, India has made a wearable device, and this time you’ll need to wear it on your finger. Named “Fin” this small wearable ring aims to turn your fingers into buttons, and while this might look like we’re talking about a sci-fi movie, this is a reality and you can indeed be a backer to this campaign on Indiegogo.

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Fin makes the dream of gesture control come true

Fin basically makes your palm a control. It is a ring that you can wear in your thumb, and it will make your whole palm a gesture interface. Fin can recognize each segments of the fingers and then it can convert your palm into a numeric keypad. It is a Bluetooth enabled device and you can connect it to gadgets like smartphones, smart TVs, automobiles and many other home automation devices. When it detects a gesture, it then sends that command to your connected device. It uses smart Low Energy Technology such as Bluetooth for communication with connected devices.

For example, want to change the current track on your mobile phone? Swipe your thumb across the palm towards the opposite hand. Want to turn the volume down on your phone? Swipe thumb down across the index finger, and to turn it back up, swipe it upwards. Well, that’s the basic idea behind this small ring, and it could have such variety of uses. In fact, it can also be a boon for the visually challenged people as they too can operate this device, and all they’ll need to do is to learn a few gestures.

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Specs of Fin

  • Water-proof: IP67 standard.
  • Size/Fit: Flexible.
  • Battery: Lithium Iron battery with micro-USB charging dock (can run one month).
  • Sensors: Accurate tracking of the movement of your thumb on your palm, and also of each part of your finger.
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0
  • iOS, Android, Windows Phones compatibility

As discussed above, the Fin is an Indiegogo campaign and you can back it up if you want to get your hands on it. $79 will get you a Fin Developer version, while $99 will get you a Fin smart version, and many other options are also present. The campaign has a goal of $100,000 of which $7,872 is already raised. Go ahead, pledge it now to make this ring a reality (provided you don’t have problem wearing that ring).

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