Technology has advanced over the years, we’ve moved from an age where phones have evolved from murder weapons to very slim and light slabs. And this advancement in technology hasn’t stopped new technology from being introduced. We’ve had fitness trackers replacing bracelets, smartwatches replacing wristwatches; and now, the way we look at rings will likely change soon.
The Ozon gesture ring is a Human Input Device – HID – created by 16Lab, an innovative start-up company. The ring is made out of titanium and connects you through Bluetooth to any device. There is a small touchpad at the top of the ring that can be used by your thumb, and a small vibration motor which helps in delivering notifications for calls, messages, Facebook messages, and many more.
To the system, the Ozon gesture ring looks like a keyboard or a mouse and can connect to Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Windows Phone devices. The Ozon ring does not need any special software to work as it works right out of the box.
The ring can be used to secure e-wallet payments; the user simply needs to place their hand on the payment terminal to authenticate payment. You can also open PC apps just by opening the palm of your hand. Ozon also lets you control your television, air conditioning, and other household appliances simply by making gestures or hand movements.
Ozon can also be used to input letters, spell words, and move a cursor around a screen. The device also charges wirelessly and could last for up to two days.
The Ozon gesture ring is still a concept, so there isn’t much information available about specifications and pricing. However, 16Labs has made it clear on their website that “something big is coming”. And we’re hoping soon.