Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:14am
MIT Technology Review

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control new gadgets: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen.

Read: A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts & Clicks

This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display.

A wearer interacts with a number of demo apps on the watch: clicking and twisting to set an alarm; tilting to pan across a map and twisting to zoom in; twisting and clicking to control the video game Doom, which researchers modified to run on the device.

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