Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

The competition for manufacturers to create novel and useful wearable tech devices for the digital fashionable electronics marketplace is staggering. The Cicret armband is definitely something new and different on this dynamic landscape. Conceived in 2014 by a French start-up company,  the Cicret bracelet moves wearables up more than a few notches.

This small wristband transforms your arm into a touchscreen, which when activated by a twist of the wrist,  projects an Android interface onto the user's arm. Answer your calls, check your email and/or the weather; do anything you would normally do on any other touchscreen.

 

Cicret Touchscreen: Source: GizmagCicret Touchscreen: Source: Gizmag

 

The Cicret Bracelet and SIM

Inventor, Guillaume Pommier, co-founded the technology company, Cicret, along with his software dveloper father, Pascal. He plans to insert a 3G card in the bracelet to allow calls via a new technology that permits Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) be put into the hardware. This would work in lieu of the device requiring its own SIM card, which is a portable memory chip that holds personal information and other data.

 

Cicret Bracelet Touchscreen: Source: DailyMailCicret Bracelet Touchscreen: Source: DailyMail

 

How does the Cicret Bracelet work?

The Cicret is a device comprised of a pico projector (a technology that applies the use of an image projector in a hand-held device) and eight proximity sensors that point towards the user's foerarm. These sensors display a mirror image of your phone screen on either your wrist or your forearm. and allow the user's fingers to interact with the interface. Other features include: availability in ten colors; a 16B and a 32GB storage option; embedded memory card; LED light, Bluetooth compatibility and (take a breath) WiFi.

Potential Problems With the Cicret Bracelet Prototype

Projected touchscreens are a great idea, as they offer waterproof  functionality and seamless connectivity while they conveniently transform ordinary objects (or limbs) into mobile devices. Up until now, however, these screens  have been lacking in both the responsiveness and clarity offered by conventional glass screens. The Cicret may well improve on current wearable technology, but for now typing on  the keyboard is not as effective as it should be.

The future of the Cicret Band

Expected to hit the markets this yearf, the bracelet is still in development. A working protoype is slated to be unvieled shortly with the hope that it will be on sale within the next few months. Its goal to replace a smartphone or tablet is a formidable idea that may or may not work. The makers of the Cicret band are currently raising money to put their project into production.

Is it time to give away your smartphone or tablet? Perhaps hang on a little while longer as time will ultimately tell on the success  of the Cicret bracelet.

Closing thoughts on technology:

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. ~ Alvin Toffler

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