Patent docs show off a Samsung smart ring


The mood rings you used to buy at the dollar store had a heat-sensitive dye that changed hues based on your skin temperature. Michael Fisher wears an RFID chip-equipped Sesame Ring so he can punch tap terminals to pay for public transit. Apple might want to put a ring on its show floors sooner or later.

And maybe Samsung will, too. Patents filed in June and published this month are showing off a “wearable device (the ring)” that interacts with a “portable terminal” (a smartphone, a tablet, etc.) and allows the user interface with the terminal and possibly with other devices like ones connected through the Internet of Things.


The “how” of the process? You place the ring on the screen of your terminal and that enables a special GUI to appear on the screen for you to do a certain set of things. It may also be possible to operate the ring while you’re wearing it as it will have a “transceiver.”

In other news, Samsung also has a bioprocessor it’s about to mass produce that may be a more reliable skin temperature reader than a mood ring.

Source: US Patent and Trademark Office
Via: SamMobile

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Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.