What you see below is not some mechanical spider arrived from space to begin the enslavement of mankind, it’s actual Federico Ciccarese‘s concept design for Apple’s next piece of wearable technology.
That seems to be a big trend nowadays, wearable tech, with smartwatches like Pebble, I’m Watch, WIMM One, or even the iPod Nano and smartglasses Google Glass or Olympus MEG4.0, that essentially pair with your smartphone or tablet to display information at your leisure. Ciccarese took this idea one, or perhaps twenty, steps further and made your smartphone the wearable device.
As you can see from the images, the flexible metal “claws” attach the iPhone to the back of your hand rather than your wrist. one can only hope it is a comfortable fit and the points are not being dug into the skin. There is not much mention of specs because the focus is really on the design, which is absolutely gorgeous. The curve of the device looks graceful and formfitting, and it can be assumed the gizmo is fairly light, so one could not be bothered the cumbersome piece of tech sitting on their hand.
Even more remarkable, the layout of the gadget’s operating system is basically a squashed view of the current iPhone with a speaker and front facing camera. It definitely appears to be a device made for video chatting on the go. Perhaps the technology will have advanced enough to have a hologram appear to really make this a phone of the future.
Wearable technology is a grasp towards a more convenient method to gather information or alerts from smart devices, because many people usually carry their Android or iPhone in a purse or tight pocket, making it difficult to have that constant stream of notifications on hand (no pun intended). So look towards the future of smartwatches and glasses to live stream your lives; just remember, as Ferris Bueller said, life moves pretty fast/ If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.