Apple is developing a futuristic device that could let people control Mac computers with their fingers instead of a mouse, new documents show.
The gadget looks like a high-tech Band-Aid that would slip over one or more of the user’s fingers, according to a patent application the US Trademark and Patent Office published Thursday.
The band would contain sensors to detect a wide range of different gestures — such as swiping, tapping or rotating — and transmit them to another device, like a Mac desktop, patent documents show.
The user could make the gestures against a surface of an object or simply wave their fingers in the air to perform tasks with the help of an “optical distance sensor,” records show. (NYPost)