Kochi: RHL Vision, a robotics company incubated at Kochi’s Startup Village, has developed a potentially revolutionary wearable gadget Fin, which can turn your palm into a gesture interface to control multiple devices.
Fin is the first hardware product developed by the robotics startup RHL Vision which was one among the top 15 companies at the TechCrunch CES Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas last week. Fin was the only product selected from India for this prestigious event.
The stylish thumb ring with gesture-control capabilities has been wowing technophiles with the sheer simplicity of its concept and its ease of use. Fin is fitted with a bunch of sensors that can detect finger taps, swipes and identify various parts of the palm by calculating their distance from the thumb. It uses smart Low Energy Technology such as Bluetooth for communication with connected devices.
Fin can transmit these natural gestures as commands to any connected Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, a music player, a gaming console, a digital interface inside a car, a television set or a home automation device.
Made out of durable, waterproof and dustproof material, a single Fin will be capable of supporting up to three devices at a time. It will come with a custom Lithium ion battery with micro-USB charging dock and last more than one month on full charge.
RHL Vision has completed the Fin prototypes and testing. It is now gearing up to take the device into production. The RHL team hopes to complete product / software development and testing; and launch the developers’ version by June this year. The full-feature Fin is expected to be shipped to the early backers by September.
“We are looking at wearable technology pioneers, tech-lovers, early adopters, and creative developers to support Fin and take the concept forward,” says Rohildev N, the 23-year-old founder & CEO of RHL Vision. “It is a technology with endless possibilities. We have ourselves come up with hundreds of ideas for applications to integrate with Fin, but we know that we haven’t even scratched the surface of what is possible.”
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