• WristWhirl: This new input operates smartwatch with wrist movements

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    WristWhirl uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures
    Scientists have developed a new smartwatch that can be operated with wrist movements and gestures, allowing users to control the device even when their hands are not free – such as while carrying groceries or holding a bus handle. WristWhirl, the smartwatch prototype, uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform
    common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.

    “While other studies have explored the use of one-handed continuous gestures using smartwatches, WristWhirl is the first to explore gestural input,” said Xing-Dong Yang, assistant professor at Dartmouth College in the US.
    “Technology like ours shows what smartwatches may be able to do in the future…

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