A startup incubated at PoliHUB in Milan, Next Industries presented a wearable AI innovation that allows users to control their digital devices simply through body movements. Designed to help facilitate the shift to Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, Tactigon Skin’s (T-Skin) ergonomic design makes it as elegant and light as a bracelet, but with the power to control laptops, speakers or even drones using a Bluetooth low energy interface. Along with magnetic and pressure readings, the device measures linear and angular motion in real- time to provide precise movement accuracy.

“I wanted to realise a simple, tiny and fashion design device,” said Next Industries CEO Massimiliano Bellino. “I wanted it to be used both at work during business meetings and at home to play with my child.” Users can freely download several applications for the device so it can be used across various formats such as 3D, CAD, gaming and augmented reality.