Controlling a smartphone with just the swipe of the finger is easy, provided the function you want to initiate is already displayed on the screen, but it can be awkward to your eyes if you need to look at the screen to set off an alarm in the wee hours of the morning.
So, how about a wristband that can turn off alarms and control the volume with just the slight motion of your wrist? This is what 13.56 is all about.
The 13.56 is an NFC wristband created by a group of students of Spanish University. This wristband works depending on the type of program you are running on your smartphone. Mastering it can be a bit arduous as it’s an entirely new way of controlling a phone. Well, that’s just what I think.
For example, if you’re listening to the music, you can play/pause the song or turn the volume up/down. Two NFC tags inside the wristband initiate different commands based on the program you’re running and also these tags make the wristband to run even without the need of batteries. Above all, it’s waterproof and it’s mostly made up of natural rubber with some traces aluminium inside.
13.56 is currently awaiting accomplishment of its funding on Kickstarter with only 12 days to go. So far, £4,397 of its £20,000 goal have been raised.
[Images via Kickstarter]