When it comes to the realm of electronics, wearable technology has fueled a flurry of devices that touch both ends of the practicality spectrum. Hopefully, the above pictured Cicret Bracelet would fall into the appropriate side of this range, given the conceptual contraption literally transforms your arm into an interactive mobile device. It does so with its pico projector that helps in plotting a non-intrusive touchscreen onto your forearm, and an array of eight proximity sensors that recognizes your fingers. In essence, you can interact with this portion of your skin, and thus navigate through and control the UI of the device.
Other than just the display, the Cicret Bracelet will come with an accelerometer, vibration mode and LED for notifications. As for functionality of the gizmo, one can access the email, browse the internet and even play mobile games. However, the best part arguably pertains to how the wearable can be paired with your smartphone – which in turn would allow you to answer incoming calls (with the aid of a speakerphone) by just interacting with your limb.
The wireless connectivity ambit of the device can be fueled by various options, including both Bluetooth and WiFi. But as we mentioned before, the physical scope of the Cicret Bracelet design is still in its conceptual stage. As a matter of fact, according to Cicret co-founder Guillaume Pommie, the development project is in the phase of raising funds for a future prototype. But then comes the bad news for many of us – the end product of an arm-based touchscreen that might be commercially available by 2016, can potentially cost around a whopping $400.
In any case, one can surely enjoy a mocked-up version of the device in action from the video below –