Man behind Fin, Rohildev-Founder of RHL Vision
Today let us have a chitchat with the man behind a revolutionary technology called Fin. Rohildev NV, Founder of RHL Vision, a Passionate tech geek who wants to make his dreams a reality to form a better world. Do you think the air gestures till now you saw in smartphone and televisions was the ultimate, then let me introduce you a new wearable ring through which you can interact with your devices with just some simple gestures of your hand. ‘Let Technology run in your palm’, this is what the makers of Fin say about it. Fin takes the technology of gestures to next level. It furnishes your hand with amazing Technology, Simplicity and Fashion.
Now lets see what Rohil want to say about his Fin journey.
1. What it does & How it works?
Fin is a stylish thumb ring with gesture-control capabilities has been wowing technophiles with the sheer simplicity of its concept and its ease of use. Fin is fitted with a bunch of sensors that can detect finger taps, swipes and identify various parts of the palm by calculating their distance from the thumb. It uses smart Low Energy Technology such as Bluetooth for communication with connected devices.
Fin can transmit these natural gestures as commands to any connected Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, a music player, a gaming console, a digital interface inside a car, a television set or a home automation device.
2. What makes it special:
While many in the tech world would agree that wearable devices are the natural next stage of computing, no one has really cracked the code. As much as we geeks love to chat about Google Glass and Pebble watches, no wearable has breached the mainstream and achieved any degree of ubiquity just yet. Fin is the only device that can help to make all gestures in the palm itself. The thumb is accessible to anywhere in the palm and we can feel where we are touching So that will make every gesture natural and stress free. Fin can also use for a universal controller. One Fin can control 3 different devices.
3. What’s your background, and what inspired you to come up with the idea?
I completed my Engineering from Kathir College of Engineering , Tamil Nadu. From my final year of engineering I started the company. I developed lot of touchless gesture based applications for smartphone and web. But I found people wont use that kind of touchless gestures because that will tire to use and they need to do some stress to interact with smart devices. Voice control will not useful if we are in crowdplace. So Fin is solving a big problem in the Human Machine Interfaces. Its very natural and no need to learn special gestures.
4. Why Indiegogo?
We developed our second prototype. We are from india. Here we don’t have much resources even developing the prototype. So we chose indiegogo for getting Fund. Also get some good customers and their feedback. We believe that will help us to improve a lot from the customer needs.
5. Is Crowdfunding good for innovation? How so?
For our case crowfunding is good. We need money as well as customer’s feedback. This is kind of a wearable device so that should be perfectly match for customer’s lifestyle also.
6. Reactions on IGG so far?
We are just started the campaign. But the current funder and visitors are so excited about Fin.
7. What have you learned from your campaign?
I believe the right people is the right market in the indiegogo campaign. Because this is one of new technology. So we need to target crazy technology geek people to fund through indiegogo.
8. What’s been the hardest part of developing Fin?
We are facing the major problem is getting the right people and resources. For developing Fin we need good manufactures and component providers. Its very difficult to develop the prototype from india. But we got good contacts and resources from China and we going to move over there for further development.
9. Who do you see being its main users?
Our target market is smartphone users. We had a talk with blind people here. We made some demo Fin and give to them for wearing and try the gestures. They are amazed because they can feel where they are touching without looking the hand. We have a plan to give Fin with a good discount for Blinds. And we have a good market in other futuristic devices also. Like Head Mounted display, Automobile Innovations etc. Fin is the only one device that can control 3 different devices using one Fin. Switching the device is only we need to do double tap on the little finger.
10. Where do you see wearable tech going in 2014?
Wearable devices are the future. People are tired for sitting in front of a computer. Everyone is love to travel or do different jobs. So wearable devices only can travel with them. Where ever people are going the device also can be the part. So the entire digital world will be with everyone’s life everywhere.
11. How would you describe the Startup scene in India at the moment?
We are incubated in Startup Village, Cochin, Kerala. It’s awesome platform for starting a company as we are a student. They will not charge anything. We can work freely, Use internet, electricity, space and more. They always helping their maximum for developing this device. And I like the startup ecosystem here, because each one is helping together. Most of the companies are partnering with others for developing their product.
12. Aims for the future?
Now we have only one thing in our mind that make Fin and bring it to the people. We are only concentrating on this product for making this happen. Everyone loved Fin, We got lot of feedback from different people. I think we must need a device like Fin to make every interaction easily.
Now you can pre-order Fin at http://www.wearfin.com