Tagged: SkinTrack

What could SkinTrack technology mean for the wearables market?

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack technology is a new idea by Future Interfaces Group that turns the user’s arm into a touchpad surface. From that touchpad, the user can play games, select music, and scroll up and down as they would on a smartphone or tablet. This invention could be a game changer in the world of wearable technology. Thus far, there has been much debate over the success of wearables such as smartwatches, but this added aspect could well help them to thrive. One of the most obvious uses for this piece of technology would be to enhance players’ gaming experience on smartwatches. So what can gamers expect should this tech hit the mainstream market?

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SkinTrack: Innovation turns your arm into a touch-input surface for smartwatch

SkinTrack watchband prototype

Smartwatches are a good way to interact with your applications like texting, navigating through music menus or even playing games like Angry Birds. But they come with one disadvantage which can be attributed to their small size. This disadvantage being the difficulty to navigate on small screen size. Mobile devices have the freedom to go big or small, but a smartwatch cannot be bigger than an acceptable size as it won’t look appealing. Keeping this predicament in mind, the team of researchers at the Future Interfaces Group have come up with a very interesting solution. Using your arm and hand skin surface as an input platform to make it easy for you to interact with applications on your smartwatch.
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