This wearable upgrades your whole hand to snowflake status

This little piggy plays the music, this one dims the lights. Wait, what does this one do?

12 March 2017
by Stuff Staff

Uh, isn’t the Little Piggy song for toes?

You’ve got to start accepting change, for Grud’s sake. Maybe this song used to be about toes, well, now it’s about fingers. Diesel used to be good, now it’s bad. MySpace has faded. Adapt or die, you sloth!

Fingers it is, then.

It probably could work on toes, actually, but you’re going to look even stranger than poking away on your fingers. See, Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that assigns tasks to not only your main finger pads, but to the other eight sections underneath. Connected by Bluetooth LE, pressing the sensor to – for example – the second section of your little finger might trigger an app function on your phone or, using the phone as a conduit, some greater smarthome-type activity.

Only ‘might’?

Well, we can’t help but harken back to when NFC was a thing. Remember, when we all had loads of plastic NFC tags attached to our keys? But we couldn’t remember what they did? Or the associations they were programmed with had changed?

There’s a lot of upward inflection in that paragraph.

And there’s a lot of finger sections assignations to memorise. Still, it’s going to be a couple of weeks before Tapdo hits Kickstarter so we’ve got time to develop the Unofficial Tapdo Temporary Tattoo kit. Have you got a Sharpie? Oh, and a scalpel.

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