Mo­ment wrist­band

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - – MIT Tech­nol­ogy

Price: US$159

Avail­abil­ity: Early 2017 OUR MO­BILE de­vices com­mu­ni­cate with us through sounds and screens, but a new wrist­band re­lies in­stead on touch. The de­vice, called Mo­ment, vi­brates to con­vey in­for­ma­tion. While phones and smart­watches can send an alert by vi­brat­ing the en­tire de­vice, Mo­ment uses four mo­tors to al­low for dif­fer­ent types of hap­tic feed­back de­pend­ing on what it is try­ing to say. In­stead of glanc­ing at your phone’s screen ev­ery time a new GPS di­rec­tion comes up, imag­ine hav­ing an ar­row traced on your wrist. For app, text, and other smart­phone no­ti­fi­ca­tions, the de­vice can as­sign dif­fer­ent tac­tile pat­terns to dif­fer­ent con­tacts.

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