Apple Watch Killer Is Here!
Why do people buy Apple Watch? No, seriously, they were meant to make controlling our smartphones easier. They copy all messages and allow us making calls and even photos. But with those tiny screens we are getting back into 1990’s when phones had small displays and if you wanted to read something there you had to use a magnifier from mama’s drawer. Users say Apple Watch often makes them miss the message they want to open as the sign is too small. And all sorts of troubles of this kind.
Most of companies, that launched similar products made their watches look completely like Apple’s. But not the one we are going to tell you about today. The LumiWatch beats all its rivals with a single punch. This gadget might look just like tons of the others, but it has one tiny feature that solves all popular problems we have with other watches.
It is equipped with a projector that reproduces an interactive display on the user’s arm. Yep, feel free to use up to 40cm to get to your files. It was worked out by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. The watch’s designs were published in a paper entitled “LumiWatch: On-Arm Projected Graphics and Touch Input.” The paper describes the reason for using skin as an interface.
So, now you get it is all serious about this device.
Scientists say skin is an ideal instrument to serve as a touchscreen. It is always with you and it’s 100% natural. There hardly was a better decision for a smart watch. Scientists were inspired by popular laser keyboards. And they decided to adjust this technology for something unusual.
The watch runs on Android 5.1. It also connects to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The device is empowered by a Qualcomm 1.2 Ghz quad-core CPU, 768MB of RAM and 4GB flash memory. The prototype measures 50×41×17mm. The battery is not too powerful. It can last up to 1 day of heavy interaction.
15-lumen scanned-laser projector takes about 40 square centimeters of space available for interactions. Regular watch offers 5 times smaller areas. The watch has been tested on various skin types to point out if there is a difference for its correct functioning. But users are more worried not about skin tone. They wonder if men with hairy hands will be able to use it without glitches. Because nobody is ready to shave their hands for another digital toy.
LumiWatch is a nice and innovative solution that might soon revolutionize the whole branch and start the new era in electronics. It is an ideal blend of hard and software that might bring wise solution not only for watches, but other gadgets as well. The technology is not super expensive or hard to adopt for other needs. It’s vice versa. Just like with keyboards we will be able to adjust it to any other new project.
Users hope there soon will be more inventions like this. But we are here more worried about the quality of the image projected on human skin and how can people with wrinkles use it.