Masa Ogata, Yuta Sugiura, Hirotaka Osawa, and Michita Imai, iRing: intelligent ring using infrared reflection, In Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST ’12), ACM, 131-136, October 7-10, 2012, Cambridge, MA, USA. [DOI]
知的な指輪を開発した。この指輪は、指の曲げや回転動作、指輪に加わる圧力を計測できる。指輪には複数の反射型光センサが装着されており、指の皮膚との距離を計測することで多様な入力が可能となる。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.