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23.06.2016, 20:23   MedGizmo

MedGizmo: Smart Rings Overview

Historically in most cultures the ring has consistently been the most popular piece of jewelry. In an essay on the history of jewelry the Guyot Brothers Company stated the following: "the article of jewelry around which centers tradition, antiquity, utility and symbolic meaning of the greatest reverential character." This is what has been noted by Guyot Brothers Company, Inc., in their essay on the History of Jewelry
They further note, that an atmosphere of magic and charm has always surrounded rings. Of a particular interest is the notion of healing rings. Read more about this fascinating story HERE. An excellent document can be downloaded with lots of colorful illustrations. Please view the following: Toward an Art History of Medieval Rings: A Private Collection
I presume that deep inside all of us, is this feeling of magic and charm related to dreams of various rings. Modern technology has added a lot to ring magic and charm. Today, we see rings are now being used for multiple purposes including data information.
TECHnalysis Research in their Smart Wearables Forecast, 2014-2020. mentions the following: “Wearables continue to be seen as nice-to-have not need to have”. Finger-worn wearables, such as smart rings – is the smallest part of the smart wearable market - and their production and revenue numbers that are reported are the smallest. Nevertheless, we provide ring information and reference links to latest available solutions for rings applications, devices control, security, fitness, and wellness.

DEVICES CONTROL

TypingRing: A Wearable Ring Platform for Text Input 
Hewlett-Packard Labs, CA, USA
TypingRing, a wearable ring platform that enables text input into computers of different forms, such as PCs, smartphones, tablets, or even wearables with tiny screens. The basic idea of TypingRing is to have a user wear a ring on his middle finger and let him type on a surface – such as a table, a wall, or his lap. This idea is currently being developed, as you may see from the following video:


Ring GINA platform 

 

UC of Berkley - Ring GINA platform is capable of sensing and interpreting a user's hand and finger movements to emulate and enhance the functions of classic input methods to smartphones, tablets, and heads-up displays
Ring GINA: A Wearable Computer Interaction Device by Joseph Greenspun and Kristofer S. J. Pister


Ring ZERO wearable input device

Ring ZERO is a wearable input device that allows the user to control smartphones, home appliances, and more simply by gesturing. Actions include: playing music, sending tweets, taking photos, turning TV, lights, A/C, and other home appliances on/off (requires a hub). Simply pair the Ring with your smartphone and start gesturing! Actions can be executed whether your smartphone is in your pocket, bag, or out of sight (as far away as 15 meters – or 45 feet). Compatible with iOS 8 or higher and Android 4.4 or higher Battery life - 12 hours in active mode, 3 days in eco mode. Charge time is usually 2 hours and Ring ZERO connects to Bluetooth and is Smart (FCC) certified
 
 

Elppy - Bluetooth Wearable Smart Ring
Elppy - is a Bluetooth wearable smart ring that allows control to smart devices from a ring. Works by simply pairing it to your smart device via Bluetooth and allows controlling functions using the touchpad that has been fashioned to be worn on a finger. You can control your music, take photos or even give presentations all controlled remotely with Elppy™, straight out of the box, with no apps! What sets Elppy™ apart from other smart rings is that it's so simple to connect and start using and yet is a fraction of the cost of its predecessors. Elppy™ is compatible with Windows, OS X, Android and iOS devices and there has been no reported compatibility issues. It is a Bluetooth Low Energy human interface device (HID) that is additionally supported by a wide range of devices and operating systems.
 

SAFETY & SECURITY

Mangos Panic Ring

Mangos Ring - Mangos Panic Ring.  Covertly alert friends when you're in trouble with a ring that texts them with your SoS message and a map of your location. It can quickly and discreetly call for help by holding the front of the ring down for 3 seconds until it silently vibrates. The Ring can automatically text your selected friends with your SOS message and an accurate map to your location.
 

Nimb Ring - Ring With a Panic Button


Nimb Ring - ring with a panic button to send an alert to friends & family, emergency services, community members and or people nearby. You can pre-set the contacts you want to be notified in case of an emergency. As soon as you press and hold the “panic button”, Nimb will silently alert your friends, family, and participants of the Nimb community of your GPS location. Battery power lasts up to two weeks without recharging and protects against mobile phone loss, gently vibrating when your phone location winds up too far away from you.
 FITNESS & WELLNESS

BioRing Wellness Ring


BioRing wellness ring - ensures you stay on track with your health & wellness goals. Automatically monitors all important aspects of your diet, and will alert you if you are consuming more calories than what's optimal for you, helping you stay on the right track. Monitors: protein intake, measures calorie burn, heart rate, different levels of sleep, stress levels, hydration levels, resting Heart Rate, vital aspects that affect your productivity, receive alerts when you’ve been sitting still for too long, and measure your calorie burn during any activity.
 
Hammacher Schlemmer Activity Tracking Ring



Hammacher Schlemmer Activity Tracking Ring. With integrated heart rate monitor, pedometer, and stopwatch that simply tracks your activity during exercise. Devoid of uncomfortable chest straps and complicated systems, users simply slip this ring over a finger and press a button to measure heart rate (30-199 bpm), calculates steps taken (up to 99,999), calories burned, and workout duration. Data is displayed in easy-to-read numerals on the device’s LCD screen. It also provides visual and audio alerts should your heart rate fall outside your pre-set target range. The ring pairs via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet running a free app that lets you view data on your mobile device. The splash-resistant ring has an expandable rubber band that fits most fingers. It also includes a belt clip case and an extra CR2032 battery.
 
 
OTHER APPLICATIONS

Cornetto Global Commitment Rings

Cornetto Global Commitment Rings have NFC tech - linked to your video streaming service account for six months. Users register rings through an app and choose what shows they want to watch. If the rings are not close to one another, the app will block the series from being watched. When the rings are close to each other, the app detects them and automatically unblocks those series.
 
 
The Man Ring: Titanium Utility Ring

The Man Ring by Etsy: Titanium Utility Ring. Crafted from aerospace grade titanium, it’s a comfortable and smart looking ring. Hidden inside is an assortment of useful tools. It has a bottle opener, a straight blade perfect for cutting packing tape or fishing line, a serrated blade for tougher things like nylon strapping or those tough to open heat sealed packages, a saw for cutting plastic and wood, and it has a comb.
 

 
23.06.2016, 20:23   MedGizmo
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