New bracelet turns your arm into a tablet

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  1. Drak0rex
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    A group of French designers by the name of Cicret are seeking funding to develop a bracelet that can project the image from you smart phone, essentially turning your arm into a tablet.

    It will feature an embedded memory card, processor, accelerometer, micro USB port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But the key part is the so-called "pico-projector" and an array of proximity sensors. The pico projector projects the interface onto your arm. When you put your finger on the interface, you stop one of eight proximity sensors. The sensor sends the information back to the processor in your Cicret bracelet.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Seems like some pretty futuristic stuff. How do you think it will impact the way we live? Where do you feel we will go from here? What kind of effect do you think this will have on us as a society, as we're becoming more and more overtaken by technology? And more importantly, how will this effect mobile gaming?

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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    Seems neat but I could see it being terribly inaccurate. Still weird shit like this interests me, like I saw someone developed a phone charger that uses your bloodstream as a power source so you'll never run out of charge.
     
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  3. Arras

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    That looks like it would be pretty uncomfortable to use for longer than 15 seconds or so.
     
  4. Flame

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    and i thought google glass was next level of tech, but looks like people in the tech world do have tricks up they sleeve....
     
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    I c wat u did thar!:tpi:

    I could see this being a slightly discreet way to play tetris in church, or watching porn in the bath tub. :D
     
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    Personally I don't care of it works I'm just glad its here and at the least we have proof if concept
     
  7. TVL

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    I see two problems with this, first is your arm is not a flat surface, I can see the contours of my bones a bit down my arm. Second is, wouldn't your finger obstruct the pico projectors image so it will be a shadow from wherever your finger is touching and the whole way for the rest of the projected image?
     
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    i see this only useful for woman. us men have very hairy arms :lol:
     
  9. Joe88

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    Like the fake video but im pretty sure it wont work like that in the final product

    And the metro sexual :creep:
     
  10. LightyKD

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    This would be useful if it was running Android Wear and not full on, stock Android. Aside from that, this could help usher in a wave of cheaper Android Wear devices.
     
  11. nando

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    i have a very skinny forearm.

    and it probably wouldn't work well on dark skin.
     
  12. Terenigma

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    So i assume we're all going to ignore the fact that the entire video is made with CGI?

    I also assume people are idiots and are already pouring copious ammounts of money funding something that promises a Playstation 4 but will produce (If anything at all) a commodore 64?

    I too can create a completely CGI concept video for a cool device! I can also post it on youtube, spread it around enough to make it go viral and then ask for funding! When they get the funding, They'll have scammed enough people that they can create enough "outs" with the money to avoid any backlash about the project. Stupid people will fund anything waved in front of their eyes without thinking it through. Hell, the Potato salad kickstarter ended up making thousands right? Stupid people ate that shit up. (pun intended)
     
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    Stupid people wasting their money isn't anything new. Its been happening since they invented money, I imagine.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    They wind it in with programmable tattoos and we can have a conversation
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/moodinq-tattoo.shtml
    Projectors for this sort of thing should either be shot into my eyes/a screen but millimetres from them or as a pendant I can face a wall to use.
     
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    So? Perhaps the screen won't be as readable, but since the tracking is done on the side, that won't matter.

    What will matter, though, is that since that projecting is done from the side, putting your finger on it means it'll partially project the image on said finger rather than on your arm (it'll give a shadow effect). I'm also skeptic on the finger tracking...I really want to see a proof of concept on that before passing judgment (because if it does...won't that potentially make touchscreens obsolete?).
     
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    I have bones and veins and a bit of hair on that part of my arm. It's not large and flat and neat like on the picture!
    I could never use a product like this...
    I like the originality though
     
  17. Gahars

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    Pfft, the tablet stuff is easy. The hard part is making it look manly and/or fashionable enough for people to want to wear.

    Good luck on that one, guys.
     
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    Hopefully they will make it for people based off their bodies and skin
     
  19. Jiehfeng

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    Meh. For some reason I don't like technological "development". I prefer the stuff we use regularly.
     
  20. RevPokemon

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    Personally I kinda agree as android wear still isnt perfect so why jump to this?