Apple working on gadget that turns fingers into Mac mouse


Apple is developing a futuristic device that could let people control Mac computers with their fingers instead of a mouse, new documents show.

The gadget looks like a high-tech Band-Aid that would slip over one or more of the user’s fingers, according to a patent application the US Trademark and Patent Office published Thursday.

The band would contain sensors to detect a wide range of different gestures — such as swiping, tapping or rotating — and transmit them to another device, like a Mac desktop, patent documents show.