Bird is a wearable ring-like design that allows you to “transform” any surface into a touchscreen: it detects finger movements via sensors and transmits them back to the connected device.
“The world is my canvas” said Vincent Van Gogh in the mid-nineteenth century. “The world is my touchscreen” could be said today (one hundred and fifty years later) by Bird’s inventors. It is an innovative wearable device that allows you to “transform” any surface into a monitor for managing digital devices. The product was developed and built by the Israeli startup MUV Interactive. Bird looks like a normal ring but, inside, hides an authentic concentration of technology. Through sophisticated sensors, the device recognizes the movements that are traced in space. In this way, it is possible to make each flat surface interactive and “work” on it as on a normal touchscreen monitor. Bird is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones or tablets and Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 PCs. Simply connect it via Bluetooth to your device: you can click, dial the number or scroll through the phonebook directly on a TV screen, on the wall, on the table or on any other surface.
Bird: the touchscreen ring of Muv Interactive
The device was developed to make the digital experience more immersive, intuitive and accessible. “Bird allows intuitive interaction by following the position of the finger and its movements in 3D space,” explains Iris Toledano, Marketing Manager at MUV Interactive. “Gestures and swipes are now a type of interaction widely acquired by users, thanks to the widespread use of smartphones. This obviously makes them easier to use, making them even more natural. We use advanced sensor technologies to produce a more accurate network of space. The object is based on a wide variety of interactive methods, from touch screen to voice control. It will also be possible to call someone over the phone as the object works with any device running Android and IOS. Bird is on sale on the Muv Interactive startup website for $399.