Smartwatches are not very popular lately and that’s visible as manufacturers are launching new smartwatch rarer than they launch smartphones and other gadgets, for example. However, some have time to innovate in this area and the best example is the LumiWatch, a smartwatch that will turn your arm into a touchscreen.
Just recently, in the last few days, we have seen some details about the next great smartwatch from LG, the Timepiece, which will be a watch that will stand out among others for its greater autonomy, something that most of the competition suffers from, undoubtedly.
LumiWatch is a smartwatch projector but with a twist
Keep in mind that this one is only a prototype, not a smartwatch ready to be launched on the market. However, a video was uploaded to reveal, in detail, how this smartwatch would work.
There are already smartwatches that allow us to project the screen on our arm. However, LumiWatch goes further because the projected screen can act like a regular touchscreen, as you can see in the video below.
This smartwatch promises a complete interaction between our fingers and the arm, as the projector itself will be able to detect the position of the fingers and, thus, it will calculate their trajectory on the skin.
Along with the video, some very interesting features have been revealed, too.
LumiWatch runs thanks to a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm APQ8026 CPU and 768 Mb RAM. Also, this innovative gadget will boast a 4 Gb internal storage and will run Android 5.1.
This prototype, which is being developed by researchers at Carnegie University, has shown that human skin is one of the most beneficial surfaces for projecting high-resolution images and that it is large enough to display more information than the traditional smartwatch screens.
Additionally, the developers of LumiWatch, the smartwatch that turns your arm into a touchscreen, believe the gadget will be mass-produced and recommends a starting price of $600.