Is it a smart phone or is it a smart watch? Maybe, it’s both.
A small Chinese startup called Moxi Group is introducing a device that doubles as a smartphone and a watch. The product has a bendable touchscreen that can wrap around a user’s wrist to be worn as either a watch or bracelet. When unraveled, it works like any regular non-bendable smartphone.
Smartwatches have slowly become a must-have wearable for many techies. However, the tiny screens on these gadgets can be frustrating to use for some, with operations even as basic as swiping through notifications proving difficult to do.
To solve this annoyance, a team of designers at Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Group have come up with the ingenious solution of extending the watch’s interface beyond the screen. The technology, called SkinTrack, turns the arm into an extended “touchscreen” for the gadget, reported Wired.