Not ready to don a Google Glass headset? An alternative way to access smartphone content could hang around your neck.
A digital device disguised as a necklace or brooch could one day project email, tweets and text alerts onto nearby surfaces, allowing you to open them with hand gestures, Dvice wrote.
"The projector gives you a window into the virtual world that you carry around like a flashlight, as a way of serendipitously accessing information," says
His team's Ambient Mobile Pervasive Display generates a green SMS graphic that is projected ahead of the user. To find out who the message is from, you hold your palm in front of you and the sender's name is projected onto it. To read the message, you make a gesture, such as a subtle swipe and the text is displayed on your hand.
The idea is that most functions that normally require a screen can be performed in this way. So, to access your running distance from a fitness app, or a football score, you could customize gestures that will project the results on your hand.
The team thinks the system will be useful in navigation, projecting arrows on the ground and for location-aware adverts
Necklace projectors could be next smartwatches
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