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Type Input Device, Gesture Tracker
Subtype Hands/Fingers Tracking
Developer Nod Labs
Sensors 9-axis accelerometer
Input microUSB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0
Power 23-mAh battery
Weight 2 ounces
Size S, M, L, XL
Release Date Fall, 2014
Price $150

Nod is a gesture control ring developed by Nod Labs. Nod can be used as a Virtual Reality input device. This wearable device is worn on your index finger. User can even wear two at a time, one on each hand. Equipped with sensors, processors and a Bluetooth antenna, the ring allows its user to control and interact with various devices, such as a smartphone or VR HMD, by waving, pointing and gesturing with his or her finger. The Nod Ring was released in Fall 2014 for 150 dollars.


When worn, Nod can create a touchless interface for its user. Users can perform various activities such as dialing, swiping and keyboard input.

The device can sense spatial movements with accuracy up to one tenth of a millimeter.

Gestures performed by single or multiple fingers are tracked by multiple sensors on board.

Nod is compatible with various Smart devices such as phones, tablets and TVs. It is also compatible with most operating systems such as Windows, smart devices such as Nest and iPhone and Virtual Reality Devices and platforms such as Oculus Rift (Platform) and OSVR.


The outer covering of the Nod ring is constructed with a dark, transmission-friendly plastic material while the inner surface is made out of stainless steel. It is made and contoured to fit comfortably on your index finger. The ring also has 4 sizes: S, M, L and XL. Each size has 3 different surface variations.

Weighing 2 ounces, the Nod ring is water proof. It is designed to be worn all day, all the time. The 23-mAh battery gives the ring about a day of battery life.

Along with 2 Cortex M3 processors, Nod's Bluetooth 4.0 antenna has a range of 30 feet.

Motion sensors on the device includes a 9-axis accelerometer.

The tactile sensors on the side of the ring keeps track of your adjacent fingers.

On the palm side of the ring, it has a touch sensitive surface and additional buttons that can be controlled by your thumb.

Nod comes with a case that also acts as its charger with a microUSB connection.


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