Samsung has applied for a patent for a smartwatch patent that would project information from the device onto other surfaces, in a move that would represent a massive break from traditional on–wrist displays.
Diagrams accompanying the patent filing show a smartwatch that beams out notifications onto the back of a users' hands.
The device could also project messages and other core apps on to a wall, so users don’t have to squint to read what’s on their wrists.
Samsung says that the concept would be able to work out your hand’s shape and size so it can ensure the information and text is clear and not distorted.
Special sensors would allow you to make gestures at the projected images, which your smartwatch could then detect.
It’s certainly novel and would put Samsung ahead of the game when it comes to wearables.
Of course, this patent shows tech some way off, so it’s likely any Samsung smartwatches released in the next few years will stick to the tried and tested method of a touchscreen on your arm.
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