Wearable Computing Category

Nailz turns your fingernails into wearable input system for smart devices

Researchers at UNIST in South Korea have developed a novel technique for smart device input using touch-sensitive fingernails, called Nailz. As noted in the team’s paper, fingernails have long served as a site for body extension and are extremely accessible, making them a perfect unobtrusive input surface. 144 thumb/finger gestures were identified for the setup, […]

Smartwatch convenience ‘moves’ to the next level

To address the limitations of today’s fixed-face watches, researchers have come up with an actuated smartphone concept that physically moves itself using an Arduino Due, Bluetooth and several motors. Receiving Internet notifications has gone from using a computer, to checking them on your smartphone, to now simply seeing them come in on your wearable device. On the other hand, you […]