New device: the RingBow adds context actions to you finger
Very interesting working concept, the RingBow. Reminds me a bit of wacoms touch-strips – only wrapped around your finger.
“Basically, because touch-screens can only sense one type of input – touch – they lack designated keys such as the right-mouse-click, a “home” button, key shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl + C), etc. For that reason we have noticed that working with touch-screens can be much more efficient, fluent and fun if one is able to access such advanced commands without having to even lift one’s hands off the touch surface.”
…says Saar Shai of Ringbow. Here’s a video show the device in action:
Even though it might seem a bit akward at first glimpse, I like the idea of wearable interfaces.
The additional movement of the thumb to change size, transparency, rotation, etc. might actually be more natural than using a fancy stylus.
The RingBow is still in concept stage, more info on their site.