Paris, France design company Cicret aims to turn your arm into a tablet device promising a great future for wearables. Billed as "a tablet, but on your skin" the Cicret bracelet will project your phone onto the skin of your arm.
It will use a tiny 'pico projector' and eight miniature proximity sensors to replicate an image of your device screen on to your arm. Low energy Bluetooth will communicate with your mobile device. A Wi-Fi component will connect you to the network. It will have a vibrate function and a micro USB charging port.
Touching your arm with your finger will interrupt one of the sensors and return the instruction back to the processor - the Cicret bracelet. Flicking your wrist will initiate the display on your arm. The Cicret bracelet will be water resistant and durable. Flick, swipe, pinch and zoom functionality will be supported along with tap to text. You will even be able to answer the phone with a flick of your wrist.
The Cicret will be available in two capacities, 32Gb and 16Gb and will be available in 10 colours. It sounds too good to be true. But is this amazing device just another piece of vapourware?
Will eight sensors really be able to accurately measure all the gestures you intend to make to your device? I'm not sure of the accuracy there. Snopes thinks that the product is all smoke and mirrors. The crowdfunding site has scarce information and no backers - yet. Perhaps this skin tingling technology is ten years ahead of its time. But delivery in ten years might just be a step too far for the risk averse investor. Earlier it was mentioned that a startup called Pavlok has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a wristband that electroshocks its owner to encourage him or her to exercise, eat healthily, wake up on time and stop procrastinating.