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A hacked smartwatch can tell what your hands are doing, holding or touching

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Like the awkward teenagers of tech, smartwatches are still finding their way in the world.

There are even moments of first love and door-slamming frustration thrown in for good measure.

Right now, smartwatches are mostly glorified fitness trackers with a touch screen, Chris Harrison, assistant professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon, told Digital Trends.

Smartphones opened up whole new domains for us, like Uber and Yelp and various other apps, which we didn t have before.

Smartwatches haven t had that moment yet.

Working with a team of other researchers from the university s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, his lab has been busy exploring how wearable devices can better live up to the next big thing label they ve been assigned.

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