Origami Labs is a tech start-up which has come up with this innovative idea. It has come up with a ring which lets you control your smartphone.
The ring works on Bluetooth technology to connect to your smartphone. This means you should have your phone in close proximity based on the range of your Bluetooth version.
The ORII smart ring functions on a simple bone conduction technology. This technology lets sound reach the inner ear through the bones of the skull. One successful example of bone conduction technology is Google Glass.
Thus with this technology, the user can hear what’s going on in their smartphone i.e. call, message, audio and video. Likewise, they can respond to call, message, listen to songs, update on social media and do much more jobs.
The ORII smart ring operates on voice commands from users via Google Assistant or Siri for Android and iOS users.
According to Wikipedia, Siri is a personal assistant, part of Apple Inc.’s iOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS operating system. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions delegating requests to a set of Internet services. The software adapts’ to users’ individual language usages, searches, and preferences, with continuing use.
Siri is available in English, Arabic, Japanese, Dutch, Korean, Spanish, Swedish and many more languages.
According to Wikipedia, Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by Google and announced at its developer conference in May 2016. Unlike Google Now, Google assistant engage in two-way conversation. Google Assistant first debut in Google’s messaging app Allo and voice activated Google Home. It started hitting most of the Android devices earlier this year. It’s available only in English.
If you are physically disabled, then this device is a boon for you. But it is also a boon for a lazy person like me.
ORII smart ring is available at Kickstarter (dot) com for $99 i.e. ~Rs. 6400 only. Do you intend to buy it? Do tell us!