VTT has developed a technology whereby a ring, artificial fingernail or
wristband acts as a user interface, allowing files to be transferred directly
from one screen to another by touch. The new technical solution is the first
step towards the interactivity of various objects and jewellery through a cloud
The solution developed by VTT allows files to be received, sent and shared
more easily than before. You can touch a file on one screen, for example, with
an add-on fingernail and transfer it through the nail to your friend's
cellphone. This emphasises intuitiveness and interactivity. Consumers will find
the new InTouch user interfaces easy to use and interoperable in the world of
digital devices and objects.
The new concept also enables entirely new kinds of interactive devices and
product categories and generations, giving rise to new business opportunities.
Areas of application might include digital devices, cars, the manufacturing
industry, logistics and health care. A patent application has been submitted.
The bulk of data transfer between devices is currently handled using memory
sticks, short-range point-to-point connections (Bluetooth, for example) or the
cloud (sharing services).
The InTouch user interface operates with touch screens and conforms to the
NFC standard. InTouch allows file transfer either directly or via a cloud
service. Security and privacy are retained through the integrated security