Georgia Tech researchers led by Professor Thad Starner at the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing have created wearable input technology that enables communication between our hands and mobile devices: A ring allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen. The FingerSound system is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted with a gyroscope and tiny microphone. As wearers strum their thumb across the fingers, the hardware detects the movement.
Writer Jason Maderer explains how the gesture-based system interacts with smart watches and more, and its practical applications in everyday life and augmented reality. You can read the full article here.