LumiWatch smartwatch turns your arm into a touchscreen


technology
 LumiWatch smartwatch turns your arm into a touchscreen

Project an interactive touchscreen on your arm with the new smartwatch called LumiWatch.Like the idea of a device that doesn't need to be picked up or carried around? 

You might be impressed by the prototype for the LumiWatch, a new smartwatch from Carnegie Mellon University researchers that turns your arm or hand into a touchscreen. 

The fully functional and self-contained LumiWatch uses a bright, 15-lumen projection module and touch sensor to give you a touchscreen interface right on your body. Just tap and swipe directly on your own skin to open the device and control apps. 

The researchers presented their paper on the interface this week at the SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) conference in Canada. 

The smartwatch runs on Android 5.1 and can connect to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It features a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of flash memory and a 740 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The prototype watch measures about 2 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.66 inches (50 millimeters by 41 millimeters by 17 millimeters). 

In a video posted this week, the LumiWatch prototype is shown in action, with users swiping and tapping colorful projected images on their arms. The users also demonstrate the continuous 2D finger-tracking capabilities.

Once in production, the LumiWatch is expected to cost around $600 (roughly £435, AU$791).

While this prototype is groundbreaking when it comes to touchscreen projections, it isn't the first projector smartwatch. In February, tech company Haier released the , which uses a tiny projector to beam images onto the user's arm.

The Asu Smartwatch has 1GB of memory inside, is powered by a 1.2GHz processor, and includes an integrated fitness tracker, a stopwatch, a heart-rate sensor, GPS, 4G LTE support and a gyroscope.

Batteries Not Included: The CNET team reminds us why tech is cool.

CNET en Español: Get all your tech news and reviews in Spanish.

By: CNET

« technology

  CITIES NEWS
LONDON
DUBAI
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey
SEOUL
TAIPEI
MOSCOW
BERLIN
STOCKHOLM
WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES
BRASILIA
SILVERSTONE, England
SAYLORSBURG, Pa
AMSTERDAM
BERGERAC, France
KABUL
BARCELONA
PARIS
MOSUL, Iraq
BRUSSELS
DOHA
CAIRO
FRANKFURT
LAUSANNE
  DATE NEWS
2018/08/19
8 experts on why the Paul Manafort jury doesnt have a verdict yet — and what it might mean


2018/08/18
After detente with North Korea, Trump increasingly takes aim at a new foe — China


2018/08/17
GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say


2018/08/16
Commander who oversaw bin Laden raid: It'd be 'an honor' for Trump to revoke my clearance


2018/08/15
US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people


2018/08/14
The Latest: Polls close in Vermont for slate of primaries