Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cicret: A Wearable Projection Band That Could Be The Next Killer Gadget

Wearable tech is amazing. From Glasses and wristbands to Smartwatches and fitness trackers, the field is opening up to a wide range of play. One company is willing to take things to the next level with a gadget that quite possibly has the potential to change the game. Meet the Cicret bracelet. Its aim is to replace a smartphone. Now that is a bold statement to make, but the guys over at Cicret are not kidding around, they genuinely believe that their product could change the way we use wearable tech.

The Key feature is a built in projector and eight sensors, which will allow a wearer to manipulate an image that is projected onto their arm. The ‘Screen’ will let users read emails, surf the web, watch videos, play games and even make phone calls. The technology inside the device will consist of an accelerometer, memory card, processor, micro USB port, battery, long range sensors, pico projector, Bluetooth unit, Wi-Fi component, LED, Snap Button and SIM storage tech.

The cost is more than likely going to be in the region of £300 (€379 or $471) and it will come in either a 16GB or a 32GB model and be made available in a choice of 10 colours.
The team behind the idea say that the wearer of the of the Cicret bracelet will be able to check an email or watch a film, which is projected onto their forearm and control the picture by using their skin like a touchscreen device.

The designers are currently raising money on their website in order to put the gadget into production. They ‘say’ it can do anything a phone or tablet can. You could, in effect, do any of the basic functions that you can do with a smartphone: read emails, surf the web, watch videos, play games and even make telephone calls without relying on a conventional screen. The device will work by using a tiny projector housed in the bracelet that will cast an image onto the skin, then eight long-range proximity sensors will detect a swipe, tap and pinch. The bracelet will also contain a USB port and accelerometer as well as support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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