NailO Bluetooth Trackpad is developed by a research team at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab. It is not bigger than a thumbnail and does not require any cable, You can wear it on your thumbnail and use it as a trackpad to control your laptops, Smartphones, PCs, tablet PCs.
It turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature, wireless track pad. NailO was inspired by the colorful stickers that people apply to their nails as a form of self-expression and style.
The researchers envision the device could be extremely personable and therefore feel more like an extension of your body.
This thumbnail-mounted Bluetooth trackpad is operated by the index finger of the same hand. In the kitchen-video below, the developers demontrate in detail about how it works and how easy it is to use NailO Trackpad. You willl see a woman scrolling through the recipe using her finger on the thumnail-mounted trackpad, And at the same time, she is also busy trying to mix the salad with her both hands. With the normal (conventional) Trackpad, she would have to stop and lay down her work to scroll through the recipe manually on her laptop.
NailO Bluetooth Trackpad: (Video)
The developer from MIT Media Lab have integrated the processor, the sensor chip, the battery, and the Bluetooth transmitter cleverly into a small circuit board below the trackpad surface. NailO trackpad prototype is still not as thin as an artificial fingernail but the developers are trying to further reduce it’s size.
Cindy Kao, who is an MIT graduate student in media arts and science, said NailO was inspired by the colorful stickers that some women apply to their nails. “It’s a cosmetic product, popular in Asian countries, When I came here, I was looking for them, but I couldn’t find them, so I’d have my family mail them to me.”