So perhaps there won’t be as much head-shaking and nervous-tic-looking movements from wearer’s of Google’s new Project Glass. A US patent application submitted last September for a Google ring and just now published raises the possibility of more sophisticated control coming from your hands. A ring, or something similar, can serve as a gesture control marker for a receiver on heads-up display glasses, allowing for learning gestures. It could even use multiple rings or other pieces of jewelry for more sophisticated commands. One of the main issues that we here at QTOOTH see with this though is the fact that it moves away from hands-free operation, which we consider the ideal for most tasks. This is true of all finger, hand, and arm (and leg!) worn wireless controllers. What if you make an unintended gesture? Darn those pesky mosquitoes! What if your hands are engaged in another activity? But perhaps the Google Ring could be used in place of a stylus or mouse when appropriate. We’ll see if the Google ring ever comes to fruition. Time will tell….