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Samsung's patented smart ring will let you control devices by just waving your hand

23 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Wearable technology is still a fledgeling niche, with manufacturers shuffling about, trying to find meaningful use scenarios for tech embedded in common accessories. Currently, the best product to come out of that are the smartwatches, and it's arguable that they are still pretty limited in what they can do. They are basically glorified fitness trackers that happen to vibrate when you get a notification.
Not that it's not cool. It's just not cool enough just yet.
A Samsung patent, published just last week, reveals that the company is fiddling with the idea of smart rings. These would ...
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Samsung Smart Ring Patent Application Appears Online

Samsung Smart Ring Patent Application Appears Online

24 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

According to a patent application recently discovered by LetsGoDigital, Samsung Electronics still seems to have an interest in developing a smart ring designed to offer an alternative input method for other connected smart devices. The recent patent application describes a wearable device for the index finger, capable of detecting hand movement and gestures with the help of a 9-axis sensor, enabling for a variety of familiar inputs including basic movements like swipe, as well as pinch to zoom or stretch, and turn to rotate.
In addition to the motion sensor, Samsung's smart ring, as...
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