Turn your fingers into a mobile phone
Another winning entry to this year’s iF Concept Product Awards (albeit in a different category to the baby car seat featured earlier today) is ‘Finger Touching’, which is a wearable mobile device that turns your hand into a phone. No, really.
Designed by Sunman Kwon at Hong-ik University in South Korea, it slips onto your hand, and then projects a 3×4 mobile-style keypad onto your fingers, with each joint making up a button. You can see how it works from the picture.
Who knows if it’ll be turned into an actual product. But imagine the looks you’d get if you whipped one out on the train and began texting by rapping your knuckles. Marvellous.
iF Design Awards – Consumer Electronics / Telecommunications category
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The mocked-up picture shows the phone somehow projecting the number underneath the finger that’s ‘pressing the button’. Unfortunately that finger would get in the way of the projection. Perhaps you could just have the numbers tattooed on – it’s a small price to pay for a chic mobile phone experience.