No hoverboard but possibly a computer screen on your arm

With all the serious events taking place I felt the need to blog about something a bit more frivolous. This week I happened across some information about the latest technology that stopped me in my tracks. It made me really excited and checking out the bank balance to see whether it was healthy enough to cover the cost. Why was this?

I don’t know if anyone else has spotted the interactive bracelet that uses ‘skinscreen’ technology. In short it beams your smartphone onto your forearm allowing you to watch videos, sort emails and lots more things. How do you make it work? Well, you get to tap to click and swipe to move content and you do all these things directly onto your arm.

It is a step into an amazing world. The bracelet is small but uses your skin as a large screen. I find it quite astounding and a leap into the Tomorrow’s World that we were promised many years ago. (I have come to accept that the hoverboards of Back to the Future are not going to exist in the real 2015!) It can make life just that little bit easier without having to have a bulky smartwatch on your wrist with a small screen making it difficult to really do anything.

The product – Cicret – is in a prototype stage and you can find out more about it here http://www.cicret.com/wordpress/ or read about it via Social Media Week http://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2014/12/bracelet-serious-step-towards-human-skinscreen-technology/

In a world full of events that are challenging, difficult issues and general complexity this seems like a simple piece of new technology that may be worth the wait.

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