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The future of wearable tech is on your fingertip

At the MIT Media Lab, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao helped create a miniature trackpad that you can wear on your fingernail.
Example scenario of NailO used as remote controller for one-handed input, when hands are busy cooking. (Image courtesy of MIT Media Lab)
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This story first aired in June 2015.

At the MIT Media Lab, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao helped create a miniature trackpad that you can wear on your fingernail. A look at what this kind of tiny technology would mean for the future of our social interactions, if we no longer have to pull out a smartphone or glance down at a smartwatch.

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