IRing: Intelligent ring using infrared reflection

Masa Ogata, Yuta Sugiura, Hirotaka Osawa, Michita Imai

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Abstract

We present the iRing, an intelligent input ring device developed for measuring finger gestures and external input. iRing recognizes rotation, finger bending, and external force via an infrared (IR) reflection sensor that leverages skin characteristics such as reflectance and softness. Furthermore, iRing allows using a push and stroke input method, which is popular in touch displays. The ring design has potential to be used as a wearable controller because its accessory shape is socially acceptable, easy to install, and safe, and iRing does not require extra devices. We present examples of iRing applications and discuss its validity as an inexpensive wearable interface and as a human sensing device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST'12 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages131-136
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 19
Event25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 10

Publication series

NameUIST'12 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period12/10/712/10/10

Keywords

  • Finger gesture
  • Multiple sensors
  • Photo reflectivity
  • Skin sensing
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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