Samsung gadget makes calls possible by pressing your fingertip against ear

Dec

30

2015

A watch band from Samsung makes it possible to make a call by holding the finger tip against the ear. The strap conducts the sound through the human body, eavesdropping on the conversation would be difficult.

The TipTalk has the shape of a watch band for both smart watches and analogue clocks, says Samsung. The TipTalk connects to the smartphone, presumably via Bluetooth, in order to receive and make calls. The human body conducts the sound inaudible, after which it will be heard by the touch of the fingertip against the ear.

Although Samsung does not enter into detail about how the TipTalk works, the company probably uses the same method as Disney Research tried a few years ago for his research Ishin The Shin. A computer deploys the sound waves into a signal that the human body can transport. With a touch form the fingertip and the ear speaker and put together the signal back to audible sound. Reportedly TipTalk working together with the Chinese Bestar his watchband.

TipTalk is not a Samsung product itself. The conglomerate aims to stimulate innovation by helping employees temporarily to set up an external start-up if they want to convert an idea into a product. If that does not work or if the product is ready, they come back to Samsung. Through this construction the company wants to ensure that good ideas get bogged down in the bureaucracy of Samsung, which is not only very large, but also has a strong hierarchy.

Besides the TipTalk shows Samung at CES more fruits of this construction. The WELT is a belt that serves as a fitness tracker, while rink is a way to control games in virtual reality with a bracelet.

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