Fin: Use hand palm as touch interface

Fin touch interface ring

Fin touch interface ring

We’ve seen some pretty nifty alternative controller interfaces for your iPad/iPhone, like the DrumPants, but how about a wearable ring which allows you to use gestures on the palm of your hand to control apps on your smartphone or tablet?

The Fin is a flexible, wearable thumb ring which can sense movements on the wearer’s palm. These can be transmitted via Bluetooth to a compatible device, and there interpreted by apps.

While the developers don’t specifically mention music apps, it’s not hard to see how this technology could be used by keyboard players, electronic musicians and DJs. Compare how the Fin works with other wearable rings like iRing.

Fin features include:

  • Three different devices can be controlled with a single Fin
  • Recognises each division of fingers
  • Gesture interaction on palm of hand
  • Waterproof, dustproof and durable
  • Fashionable
  • Secure

The first and second prototypes have been completed and testing is currently in progress before the final design is created and manufactured. Take a look at the Indiegogo campaign for more info and to support the project.