Turn Your Arm Into A Touch Screen With The Cicret Bracelet
It’s every technology lover’s dream: a wristband that eliminates the need for a smartphone by making your arm into the smartphone.
Although it’s still in the prototype stage, the Cicret Bracelet is aiming to be the ultimate piece of wearable tech. It activates with a twist of the wrist, and contains a picoprojector that projects a tablet-like display onto the user’s forearm; putting your finger on the projected interface disrupts its eight long-range proximity sensors. This information is then sent to the bracelet’s processor, allowing it to respond like a traditional touch screen. Users will be able to do things like check and send emails, play games, answer phone calls and even (if Cicret’s promotional video is to be believed) soak in a tub while wearing the bracelet.
Equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a micro-USB port and more, the Cicret will be available in both a 16-GB and 32-GB format and a choice of 10 colors. Currently, the developers still need about 1 million euros to complete the projects — 300,000 euros to develop the Cicret for all platforms and 700,000 euros to finish the first prototype.
According to Gizmag, the prototype should be completed in about three weeks; Cicret co-founder Guillaume Pommier says the bracelet could reach customers in about a year and a half and retail for around $400 per bracelet. Considering the fact that wearable tech like the Sony SmartWatch and Google Glass have failed to take the world by storm with their limited pool of users (and somewhat limited functionality), the Cicret Bracelet could be a game-changer for this type of technology if it delivers all that it promises.