Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists
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.
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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