Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: This Smartwatch Prototype will Put the Moves on You

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,333
    Carrier(s)
    Koodo
    Feedback Score
    0

    Post This Smartwatch Prototype will Put the Moves on You

    Name:  cito.jpg
Views: 239
Size:  32.7 KB

    This is Cito, the smartwatch prototype that moves on five axes—it rotates, rises up and down, lifts and falls on a hinge, moves left and right and even orbits around your wrist.

    Why on earth would you want such a thing? Well, imagine that you're wearing a long sleeve shirt, and as you lift your wrist your watch face pokes out just enough for you to see the time, then automatically retracts as you lower your arm. There are a few other use-cases as well. For fear of scratching their bezels I personally wear my smartwatches with loose-fitting bands, frequently twisting the watch face to the top or bottom of my wrist depending on what I'm doing. Cito promises to do that for me.

    You can see the prototype in action for yourself in this five-minute video:



    Cito was developed by researchers at Dartmouth College in the U.S. and the University of Waterloo in Canada, and will be shown off later today at the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Denver, Colorado.

    The idea is, if you'll pardon the pun, an interesting new twist on the traditional wristwatch; I think the team behind it should be commended for at least attempting to solve some practical issues with that form factor.

    Sources: EurekAlert! via SlashGear
    My mobile memoirs — free ebook available here.
    My HoFo feedback... is that still a thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Bronx
    Posts
    361
    Device(s)
    LG G6 followed by a Samsung S7 Edge as a backup.
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Ok....I see the idea clearly, but will reserve final judgement for a real world prototype without the need for an armband....still, good idea if it can be implemented properly.
    The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.....

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 03:09 PM
  2. This will put a smile on your face...
    By rip in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-27-2004, 08:55 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-06-2004, 02:13 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-06-2004, 11:33 AM
  5. What will be the price on the Nokia 3650 ?
    By WeneedJapPhones in forum AT&T
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-22-2003, 04:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks