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NailO Thumbnail-mounted Wireless Trackpad

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In the future, you will be able to fully control your smartphone using smart wearable devices. With NailO, you are going to be able to interact with smart devices even when your hands are busy. Developed by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, this technology turns your thumbnails into a wireless track pad.

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NailO lets you interact with digital interfaces, answer phone calls, toggle between symbol sets, or send a text easily. The challenge to researchers was to fit sensors, battery, and chips into a space no longer than a thumbnail. The paper covering NailO will be presented next week at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computer-Human Interaction conference in Seoul, South Korea.


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