Images and video move by touch from one smartphone to another tablet
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology whereby a
ring, structure nail 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 service.
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
a structure nail and transfer it through the nail to your friend's smartphone
or even to your car. This emphasises intuitivity 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, and opens up new business possibilities. Areas of application
might include digital devices, cars, the manufacturing industry, logistics and
health care. There is a patent pending for this technology.
end user viewpoint the data transfer between devices is currently handled
using memory sticks, short-range point-to-point connections (for example,
Bluetooth) or the cloud (sharing services). All these methods are
fundamentally tied to traditional devices and standardised usage methods e.g.
deep menu hierarchies.
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 functionality.
the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjjNoQfW6J0&feature=youtu.be