Mudra Band introduces cool gesture controls for your Apple Watch

prototype of Mudra Band for Apple Watch

Apple Watch bands, like the Mundra Band, are quickly becoming the focus of new innovation. The real estate on your watch’s wristband potentially houses new sensors that make your Apple Watch even more useful.

Plus, sensors on the band introduce new ways for you to interact with your watch and gather important data about your health. These types of bands also offer other features not currently available via the watch app.

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This new Apple Watch band gives new meaning to gesture controls on your Apple Watch.

Mudra Band brings gesture control to Apple Watch

Imagine a call comes through to your Apple Watch.

Instead of tapping on the watch screen to pick or decline the call, simply click your fingers to accept or decline the call.

Working out on the treadmill and need to control the music?

Simply move your fingers to switch tracks, skip around, adjust the volume, etc., and keep exercising without interruption.

You can also dismiss an alarm with a quick flick of your wrist or capture photos from your Apple watch with a simple gesture.

When you’re doing something that requires both hands and your full attention, such as driving, you don’t want to be fidgeting with your watch’s touchscreen, digital crown, or home button.

Simply use subtle finger movements to control the watch and keep the display visible.

The Mudra Band supports discrete, continuous, and air-touch interactions

    • Discrete gestures are individual finger movements – such as a single finger moving, or the soft tap of a finger on the thumb
    • Continuous gestures are various fingertip pressure gradations applied to physical objects or other fingers
    • Air-touch gestures combine fingertip pressure and an air mouse – such as sliding to unlock

When you intend to move a finger, electrodes in the Mudra Band capture the neural signals sent from your brain, through the wrist, to your fingers.

Patented SNC sensors on the band capture the signals, while deep learning AI algorithms decipher the signal pattern and classify which finger you move. Finally, each signal pattern is associated with a control function on your Apple watch.

The band slides over your Apple Watch screen just like a normal band and instantly turns the watch into a single-handed device.

By requiring you to use only the hand that’s wearing the watch, Mudra Band lets you multitask while operating the watch, without blocking the display.

Although Apple has been tinkering with the idea of embedding new sensors to the Apple Watch Band for some time now, as evident from past patent filings, Mudra has been quick to introduce the technology.

It remains to be seen if Apple integrates gesture controls via the band when they release their new Apple Watch this year.

Mudra Bands are currently showcasing their product on an Indiegogo campaign. Mundra scheduled a very early version of the product for shipment by Dec 2020.

And it currently costs you $139. However, the company is targeting a retail price of $249 for this Apple Watch band in the future.

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