14 Jan '15, 12pm

Ring-like Device Helps Input Characters in Midair

The ring-like wearable device [Click to enlarge image] Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd developed a ring-like wearable device that is equipped with an NFC (near field communication)-based reader/writer and enables to write characters with a finger in midair. The development was announced Jan 13, 2015, and the company plans to commercialize the device within fiscal 2015 after verification tests. Fujitsu Laboratories expects that the device will be used mainly for business applications such as facility maintenance and infrastructure inspection. It is combined with a display device such as a head-mounted display. The NFC reader/writer enables to read NFC tags attached to machines to work with and to obtain information on work procedures and engineering drawings. "NFC tags can be attached to command tables and menus for short-cut operations," Fujitsu Laboratories said. The ring-like d...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150114/398...

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