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Cicret Bracelet, wearable technology

We still can’t quite get used to people walking down the street “talking to themselves,” but actually using their phone’s Bluetooth. We’re in for a whole different kind of confusion, though, because a new wearable device can turn your arm into a touch-screen device. Just imagine seeing that during your rush-hour commute.

Created by a group of Paris-based designers, the Cicret Bracelet remotely connects to a mobile device and projects the screen of the smartphone onto the user’s lower forearm, transforming one’s skin into an operable touch screen to check emails, play games, and even answer calls.

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Images: Achilles Heel’s B-And-Bee courtesy of Wired (left); “Streets – New York City” by Tim Sessler courtesy of DesignTaxi

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Images: Cornell Tech Residential Tower Rendering (left), Jake Gyllenhaal (right)

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