A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the Cicret Bracelet, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected mobile device onto the forearm or inner wrist. Using familiar gestures such as swiping, tapping, and pinching, users can do everything from replying to emails in the bathtub to answering calls while their phones are on the other side of the room.
The makers explain how the technology will work: “The pico projector projects the interface on your arm. When you put your finger on the interface, you stop one of the 8 long range proximity sensor[s]. The sensors sends the information back to the processor which is in your Cicret Bracelet.” If fully realized, the product will be available in two sizes (16gb and 32gb) and ten colors.
The Cicret Bracelet is still in the development phase, as the makers are currently trying to raise funds to be able to make the first prototype. Those who donate to their efforts will be listed on their website's Wall of Fame.