Patent sketches show Samsung is developing a smart ring with biometric sensors
In December last year, Samsung filled a patent in Korea showing the company's work on a smart ring. The sketches depict a techy-looking jewel that contains a miniature volume rocker, buttons for answering a call, and what could be a microSD card slot. The ring itself features sensors for monitoring heart rate, and possibly other biometric data.
Alas, the patent only depicts the wearable's design, giving no other clues for its functionality. However, it is highly likely that the ring features motion sensors and NFC connectivity as well, enabling motion tracking and tap-to-pay functionality. If Samsung gets this thing right, it could be a novel solution for basic control over your smartphone and virtual reality interactions, among other things.
While the patent does show the ring is in advancement development, there are no clues as to when Samsung is going to introduce this item to the market – and whether it actually plans to do so. After watches, however, jewelry and clothing are the next everyday items to be digitized by the smart movement. The possibilities here are truly interesting!
source: Korean patent office via SamMobile