The Cicret Bracelet

August 05, 2015 by Jennifer A. Diffley

The Cicret bracelet is the best tech you've never heard of--and it could someday be a reality.

If you've ever paid $109 to get the shattered screen on your iPhone replaced, chances are you wouldn't be sad to see screens disappear entirely. The Cicret bracelet does just that: it kills the screen and uses your skin instead. Watch the video below for a demonstration:

The bracelet claims to work by projecting 8 long-range proximity sensors from pinholes in the bracelet. Interfacing with the device is made possible by interrupting the proximity sensors. The sensors then send information back to the processor embedded in the Cicret Bracelet. Each bracelet contains an accelerometer, memory card, processor, vibe motor, micro usb port, battery, long-range proximity sensors, pico-projectors, Bluetooth, WiFi, and LED.

Still, details of exactly how all this works aren't readily available. How, for instance, is the screen displayed properly without interference from arm hair or tattoos? Is it able to work in sunlight? Will it ever be compatible with OS devices?
The company has released few answers, and the working prototype hasn't been given to anyone for reviews. According to Snopes, the entire thing could well be a scam. However, what the Cicret does do well is offer a refreshing look at wearable technology that melds the functionality of a smartphone with the practicality of a bracelet. 
The primary issue with the Apple Watch, for instance, has been that it's simply an accessory to handle some primary functions of the iPhone, but has too small an interface to navigate properly with touch. The Cicret Bracelet would be like having a phone embedded into your arm, and that's more in line with what customers want.
Even if it hasn't actually been developed, there's no reason it couldn't be and designers should be paying attention to products like these--imagination, after all, fosters innovation. 

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  • Hondo Mandez December 12, 2015

    Why are they asking for donations as opposed to pre-sale deposits. If there product is not manufactured, those that have donated money have no recourse for any refunds. Pre-sale deposits at the very least are required to be paid back if you fail to produce?

    I can’t help but be skeptical about an imaginary product that has never been seen ?

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  • Stuart21 December 29, 2016

    Ain’t photoshop marvellous?

    “Even if it hasn’t actually been developed, there’s no reason it couldn’t be”  Hmmm.

    1) Shave arm (mostly for males) - some girls too, tho!

    2) Spray matt white paint on arm (except for Poms)

    3) Place arm in MRI machine. (Thank you, Prof. Ray Damadian!)

    4) Turn M to max, sufficient to arc light beams enough to get clear image projected on white paint on skin.

    5) Place head in MRI to read arm.

    6) Remember whats printed.

    7) Remove head.

    8) Remove arm.

    9) Remove white paint.

    10) Try to remember what you read at #6.

    11) If it cures your migraine as well, send cheque to Stuart21.

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