A team from France has come up with the idea for a bracelet that can be used to turn the wearer's arm into a smartphone screen. They have named it 'The Cicret Bracelet'. It is an armband that projects the content of your phone onto your arm, and allows you to interact with the projected content. "With the Cicret Bracelet, you can make your skin your new touchscreen," says the Cicret team on its website. "Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way... Do whatever you want on your arm."
"The video we put online is an illustration of what our Cicret bracelet could allow users to do," says Guillaume Pommier, Cicret co-founder and in charge of press and marketing.
While the bracelet is still in its concept stage and prototype is still in the works, the inventors believe that the bracelet will replace a smartphone or tablet. Wearers of the Cicret bracelet will be able to check an email or watch a film that’s projected onto their forearm, and control the picture by using their skin like a touchscreen. A tiny projector in the bracelet will cast an image onto the skin then eight long-range proximity sensors will detect every swipe, tap and pinch. It will also have a vibrator, an accelerator, USB port and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, according to the Cicret website.