Fujitsu develops Ring-Style Wearable Device c/w NFC and motion sensors capable of text Input by fingertip http://bit.ly/1Dnjvqg
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a compact and lightweight wearable ring-type device that offers handwriting-input functionality and a reader for near-field communications (NFC) tags.
Wearable devices have been making inroads into the workplace in recent years, notably with head-mounted displays (HMDs), in line with putting ICT to use so as to not stop what they are doing. But HMDs do not make it easy to select displayed information such as “yes” or “no,” to input figures, make notes on workplace conditions, or perform other necessary actions.
The ring-type wearable device that Fujitsu Laboratories developed identifies the fingertip movements users make as they write in the air, and recognizes that tracing as a letterform. By writing in the air with one’s fingertip, operators can select menu options or make memos on photos that they take in the field.