Microsoft filed for a patent for a Smart Ring

Microsoft filed for a patent for a Smart Ring

According to Microsoft, the smart ring can act as a universal input device that will work with TVs, desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets and even other wearable devices like glasses, wrist bands, and watches.

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The smart ring includes a flexion sensor to detect a pose of the finger. This enables the smart ring to interpret movement of the finger and the fingertip.

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The smart ring wirelessly transmits information related to the pose and movement of the finger to control any companion device. Thereby, the smart ring allows a user to use her finger to control the companion device.

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It will be a big relief if a single device can be used to control all devices.

Patent Information
Publication number: US 20160077587
Patent Title: Smart Ring
Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
Filing date: 17 Sep 2014
Inventors: Wolf KIENZLE; Kenneth P. HINCKLEY;
Original Assignee: Microsoft Corporation