Smart ring allows users to hear and talk through their finger

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Start-up company, Origami Labs, is currently fundraising on Kickstarter for their ORII smart ring that gives users full control of their smartphone from their finger. The device blends Bluetooth with bone conduction technology to allow the user to take phone calls, listen to music or messages, access Siri or Google Assistant, simply by touching the ear with the finger wearing the ring. Wearable technology is nothing new, and some companies have even produced similar smart rings – like the Ringly, for example – but the ORII's functionality is something rather unique. The bone conduction uses physical vibration to send sound from the ORII along…

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