Check out the video below to learn more about a new concept smartwatch called the LumiWatch created by researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University, which uses a projector to display a basic interactive touchscreen display on the wearers arm. Watch the quick demonstration video below to learn more about the projector smartwatch which takes the form of a self-contained device equipped with a logic board, projector, depth sensor, metal enclosure, and battery.
The LumiWatch smartwatch features a 15 lumen scanned-laser projector providing continuous 2D finger tracking and is powered by a Qualcomm 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor supported by 768MB of RAM and equipped with 4GB flash memory and a 740 mAh lithium ion battery. Connectivity is provided by both wireless and Bluetooth technologies and the system is capable of running Google’s Android 5.1 operating system. In its current format the device is capable of providing up to 60 minutes of continuous projection, although with intermittent use the battery should last roughly 24 hours.
Researchers estimate that the price to create the smartwatch would be around $600 although more refinement would be needed as the prototype smartwatch is a little bulky measuring 50mm x 41mm x 17mm in size. “Although obstacles remain for practical adoption, we believe our work demonstrates the first functional projection smartwatch system and constitutes a significant advance in the state of the art,” explains the research paper. For more details and specifications jump over to the official document by following the link below.