UNVEILED: THE $600 SMARTWATCH THAT CAN TURN YOUR ARM INTO A TOUCH SCREEN

The LumiWatch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech have debuted a smartwatch that has an in-built projector, with finger-tracking technology that directly projects apps onto the skin. In simpler terms, the arm is turned into a touchscreen.

The LumiWatch is the first of its kind to use a fully functional laser projector, depth sensor array and has 40 square centimeters of interactive surface. It is approximately 5 times larger than a standard smartwatch.
The ingenious LumiWatch device supports an Android operating system and can connect to Bluetooth and WiFi.

The creators posted a video of the prototype smartwatch in action, demonstrating the swipe-to-unlock mechanism and the continuous 2D finger-tracking abilities.
The user is seen in the video unlocking the watch, opening apps and even editing photographs right on his arm.

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If it is eventually retailed, the device is expected to cost around $600, cheaper than many current smartwatches on the market.
The 15-lumen projection laser is bright enough to an extent that the screen can be seen outside during the day.

The watch contains a Qualcomm 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU with Android 5.1, 786MB of RAM, 4 GB of memory and a 740 mAh lithium-ion battery which can last an entire day when used occasionally, according to the researchers.

Fascinating, isn’t it?

Credit: Mohille Cahillane/ DailyMail.com

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