Meet Fin, the ring that will give you control over the gadget world. It allows you to operate a myriad of connected devices just by fitting it on your thumb and commanding it with simple gestures. Think that’s impressive? Well, there are more features to this simple ring than it seems.
Fin is the brainchild of the Indian startup team, RHL Vision, and they aim to reduce the interaction gap between humans and gadgets by saving the time it takes for a person to actually interact with the gadget itself. It compliments our hectic lifestyles by accommodating to the fact while we want to use the gadget, we do not want to necessarily have to interact with it — for example, searching through our bags for our iPods, or averting our eyes (and hands) during a meeting to check our phones, or picking up/rejecting a call smoothly while driving.
“One of the most valuable applications of Fin will be as a companion for the physically challenged, provided they have a functional thumb,” said Rohil, Founder of RHLvision, and developer of FIN, “The palm can be a touch interface for the visually impaired and Fin can be used to control disability aids with the least amount of physical stress.”
Right now, Fin has five pre-programmed gestures but in its final stages, users will be able to create their own gestures through an app paired to the gadget. You can essentially control all smart devices from your camera, to your gaming system, and to your television because of its innate Bluetooth system. You can assign an activity from the connected devices to each segment of your fingers, and the action will be akin to using hot keys.
The product is easily configured to pair with products, durable, waterproof, dustproof and sustains an impressive battery life of up to one month. The launch of this product is said to be around September 2014, retailing for USD $120. It will come in five different colours.
We believe that this gadget will be especially helpful for Cambodian entrepreneurs to explore social needs in a country so concentrated with human talent and technological fascination. Fin has a simple concept, yet it strips away the fuss of taking out your device just to take a call. This gadget can potentially build a whole new system of gestures and users.