Shimmering Smartwatches

Point, an analog watch with smart notifications
Point, an analog watch with smart notifications

Pebble, Moto 360, and Apple Watch – these commercially available smartwatches share a few things alike. They run general purpose apps, rely on smartphones for information, and have one inch displays. It’s almost like strapping a small phone on your wrist.

Click to see full presentation at TEI
Click to see full presentation at TEI

We explore how smartwatches might use non-graphical displays and still offer “smart” capabilities. To demonstrate feasibility, we present two smartwatch prototypes and show how LED arrays can be used to dynamically support several functions needed by smartwatch applications.

A collaboration with Kent Lyons , Yahoo Labs.

“Shimmering Smartwatches: Exploring the Smartwatch Design Space” is published at TEI’15, Stanford University, CA.

Shimmering Smartwatches

Point, an analog watch with smart notifications

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