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Nail Display Aims To Reinvent Our Interaction With Our Gadgets

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Every once in a while a new technological approach comes along that redefines the course of history. We have seen it many times. Take the touchscreen for example, it reinvented the phone the day it was introduced. It happened again with online music stores. The list of these things could be as long as we have time to write it. There are also small breakthroughs that bring already existing technologies an aided solution. The nail display concept is one of those innovations.

This little nifty thing does exactly what is sounds like. It’s a little device which you put on your finger and connect to your mobile device. Its primary purpose is to simplify the use of your mobile device when you have it in your pocket for example. By touching a metallic surface, the nail display could scroll through your list of music which resides on your mobile device. You change categories by pivoting the nail display over the metallic surface. Once you have selected the song, you can simply start playing it by removing your finger from the surface. This is demonstrated on a music player without a display. It’s a brilliant solution, which if perfected, could mean we’ll soon have an all-in-one solution for both gesture and touch capabilities.

The project and device itself are not surprisingly dubbed NailDisplay, and it was developed by Chao-Huai Su and his colleagues over at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. As a gadget, it is still in its infancy, but once it is perfected, I am quite sure it would work wirelessly with your surrounding devices. Combining this with gestures could mean we would have a tool very much like the one Tom Cruise used in Minority Report. People have attempted that kind of screen interaction device for a long time. This nail display could be the catalyst of such a device.

As with any concept gadget, it might come across a little quirky at first. But by adding a faster processor, making it wireless, and making it connect to a Kinect-like device, the Minority Report device would be brought to reality. Innovations like this could change the way we interact with our computers and devices forever.

Nail Display Concept Aims To Reinvent Gadget Interaction

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Via: [Ubergizmo]

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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