• Both rings use natural hand gestures to do things like control a drone with the wave of a hand or point and shoot a gun in a virtual reality game by using the same formation one might make with their thumb and forefinger to pretend they have a gun.
  • The Nod Backspin takes what the Nod Ring does one step further with the addition of a joystick and gaming buttons easily accessed on your thumb. Oculus recently announced a similar half-moon shaped controller called Oculus Touch that uses touch and gestures as well. The device is meant to simulate users perception that they are physically in the game they are playing.
  • These new types of devices help to further blur the lines between virtual reality and the actual world for users who want that experience. However, Nod reaches beyond just VR gaming and into connected devices for entertainment and the home.

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