MedGizmo: Smart Rings Overview
Hewlett-Packard Labs, CA, USA
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 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
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 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.
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. 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.
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.
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