Friday, 27 January 2017

If you think one is not enough, how about having two screens in a smartwatch?

If you think one is not enough, how about having two screens in a smartwatch?

Already mentioned a few days ago, the smartwatches hit the market driven by a strange need to have more control over our notifications, where reality is that it is an extension of our smartphone and so far not presented as a viable option for Be a true independent device.

Thus they have begun to emerge projects looking to find the next big innovation in these watches, so we have seen prototypes like SkinTrack that broadens the scope of the screen to our skin; but today we will know a new attempt to bring us an additional screen to that already incorporated in the so - called smart watches.

Doppio, two reconfigurable screens for a single smartwatch
Doppio is just a concept created by the collaboration of three researchers from three different universities: Teddy Seyed at the University of Calgary, Xing-Dong Yang, of the University of Dartmouth, and Daniel Vogel of the University of Waterloo, who tried to reimagine How smartwatch would be without the limitation of screen size.

This prototype works with two touch screens, where the interesting part is that one can move either side of the main screen attached to the belt, or put it up or down, or just remove it. The mechanism is very basic as it is based on magnets, in addition to tape that we suppose will be eliminated in the final version, this will allow us to expand the view of the screen as well as the functions of the interface and applications.

The concept is inspired by the Nintendo DS, which is believed could serve to provide new features to watches, and are not a simple addition or accessory. Of course this is just a concept at the development stage, which will be announced during the next CHI Conference on Human Factors in Information Systems, where they hope to receive the support of some companies or investors who help to further develop this idea.

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