Smart Finger - for Fabricators of the Future
Sep 14, 2010
If this design concept ever turns into a real product, your next 4x4 fabrication project may involve a lot of finger gestures. The biggest hurdle, though will be trying to understand the Engrish instructions:
"If the measurement is possible at time unconsciously expressing with hands, the much more intuitive measurement and accurate delivery would be possible."
Or this nugget: "So people search for a measuring tool for accurate measurement, but they will surely fell delicate discomfort and annoyance."
The idea is a good one, though. Basically, the device uses two sensors and calculates the distance between them. They can be worn on the fingers of one hand, or held in different hands, or even by different people. Two measurements can be multiplied in the device to display the volume. And of course, the units are user-selectable. But for this to be truly useful to fabricators, it would have to be very accurate AND be able to measure even when the two sensors are separated by pieces of thick steel. If it could do that, then it'd be a very convenient alternative to using things like large calipers for measuring large, non-square objects.
You can read more about this concept here: http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/09/13/my-fingers-are-so-smart-they-measure
Of course, if you want another measuring device that is always, ahem, "at your finger tips," you could get one of these:
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