The history of measurement has come full circle, from body-based units to abstracted quantifiers … and now back again to the basics. From lengths and widths to volumes, this set of finger-mounted devices is designed to let the user measure anything, store that data, calculate results and more.

The evolution of measuring technologies started with what we all had in common – feet, legs, arms, hands and whole bodies, from which various cultures derived standardized systems for long-term use.?Both in theory and practice, this simple invention takes the entire history of such methods and tools into account.

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The best of all worlds, this ‘smart finger’ concept by Choi Hyong-Suk,?Jung Ji-hye & Yoo-Jin Park (via YankoDesign) blends the precision of cutting-edge distance and weight calculators and exceeds the convenience of rulers and tape measures in terms of portability and usability.