Get smart bracelet conducts phone calls directly through the bones of the skull

Twin brothers Eduardo and Emiliano Parini, who come from the Incubator of Innovative Enterprises at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, launched their startup Get. They took as a basis the idea of ​​a "smart bracelet" as an alternative form of personal communicator, but tried to solve the basic problems inherent in such gadgets. The prototype has already received about fifty awards in the field of design, engineering and digital technologies, and now the fundraising for the release of the first commercial version is underway.

Get has no buttons, no touchscreen, no connectors for other devices - no vulnerabilities. It is not afraid of light blows and can withstand immersion to a depth of 10 m, and one charge with constant use is enough for 5 days. The bracelet provides for mandatory fingerprint authentication of the owner.

The Get control system is built on gestures, and the Deed API used for this, named after the brothers' company, is completely open. Any user can come up with as many gesture commands as they want and teach them their gadget, or download a ready-made set of instructions. The bracelet is compatible with third-party devices and services and supports Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana voice assistants by default.

The most interesting Get function is feedback, the bracelet transmits all information to the user through sound, only no one hears it. Sound vibrations are transmitted into the body, so you need to press your finger to your ear for the signal to travel through the bones to the hearing organs. The sound quality is quite acceptable, all words are distinguishable, the bracelet even allows you to listen to music unnoticed by others.

Get starts at $ 124, plus shipping. It will probably go on sale in March 2020.