THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fin Robotics, a young startup based in KINFRA park at Kakkanad, has come up with a unique gadget, a smart ring titled ‘Neyya’.
The product is the result of efforts taken by Rohildev and his friends, Suneesh, Jithesh, Mohammed Famees and Charles S Vincent, who together formed the team.
The startup team which focuses on developing touchless technology products has also developed other prototypes, including Tryara, Ferne Player, IntAds and Touchless Presentations.
‘Neyya’, formerly called ‘Fin’, is a smart ring which has a metal frame and a jewel like ‘smart’ chiclet. The ring has features enables you to take selfies, play music, get call or message notifications and even giving powerpoint presentations, all with a swap or tap of your palm. The ring can be connected to the laptop via bluetooth while it has LED indicators which notify you of calls or messages.
Adds Rohildev, “It is like any normal ring which you can wear in your index or any other finger of your choice.”
It took the team 250 days to develop the concept into a product, starting to make the prototypes in 2013.
The ring, being the startup’s first product, is now being marketed in the US and UK. The company is already getting orders and shipping has been started, adds Rohil. The startup company had emerged as the second runners-up in the regional finals of Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013. Fin was also selected as one of the top 50 startups in the world among 2,000 startups all over the world at the Pioneers Festival 2013 held in Vienna, later getting placed among the top 15 startups in the world at the CES’14 TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield which took place at Las Vegas.
Neyya was designed through a crowd-funding campaign started by the company during the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield 2014.
Rohil was also selected recently as one of the speakers at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014 at Barcelona, Spain, which took place in February 2014.
For more details, visit www.myneyya.com