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In case you have been living under a rock, Kerala, India-based creator Rohildev has come up with a unique invention called Fin that looks to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. Now, there are reports that the device is experiencing great response from fans with a big number of pre-orders also complimenting its popularity.
Developed by Kerala-based Rohildev, 23, the device has just managed to conclude an extremely successful campaign on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Fin is basically a tiny hardware product that users can wear on their thumbs as a ring. The ring will then convert the user's whole palm into a gesture interface. The project has already raised about $200,000 from some 1,600 people around the world who have already pre-ordered the product.
Previous to this, Fin's initial target for the project was to raise $100,000. However, back in mid-February when it found that its target was getting accomplished faster than expected, the campaign's deadline was extended to March 9, and this resulted in the doubling of its monetary collections.
Fin, which is worn as a ring on the thumb, is made up of sensors that can diversely recognize each segment (phalange) of the fingers. It also has Bluetooth connectivity that can be used to link Fin to other devices like smartphones, TVs or other similar wearable device.
What this means is that now users can assign different functions to each finger segment, while also having the ability to perform a function by just making the thumb touch the segment in question.
As of now, this is just the second such Indian startup to have experienced a great backing via a crowdfunding platform in recent times. Last year, Gecko, a coin-sized electronic device, offering a host of uses, was developed and marketed by a Bangalore startup. The project raised orders worth $135,485, which was more than double the previously set target of $50,000.