NailO is a wearable input device in the form of a commercialized nail art sticker. NailO leverages the fingernail as an input surface. NailO allows one handed and always-available input, while being unobtrusive and discrete. NailO merges culture, fashion and technology to drive an different perspective on wearables.


In collaboration with Cindy Kao from Speech and Mobility group at MIT Media Lab. Advised by faculty Chris Schmandt, and Joseph Paradiso.


H.-L. C. Kao, A. Dementyev, J. Paradiso, C. Schmandt, “NailO: Fingernails as an Input Surface”, In Proc. of CHI 2015 (pdfHonorable Mention Award