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SKIN BUTTONS JUST MADE SMARTWATCHES A WHOLE LOT MORE INTERESTING

24 Oct SKIN BUTTONS JUST MADE SMARTWATCHES A WHOLE LOT MORE INTERESTING

Welcome to Tech this Out.

As we approach the weekend, it’s time to kick back and check out the fun side of technology.

To-date, the way we interact with the smart watch is less than desirable. The small screens are just big enough for our fingers to clumsily navigate around apps and those with buttons for navigation feel like an ancient tool. How can smart watch makers make a watch bigger, without actually making it bigger?

Skin Buttons. Future Interfaces Group use tiny projectors integrated into a smart watch to render icons onto your skin and because the icons can be touch sensitive,  the interactive space significantly expands without increasing device size. Navigate apps using the skin buttons as arrows to scroll up, down and over, and open an email or music application by tapping an icon on your wrist.

The demo is pretty cool  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJVBuI3LFqU