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Jun 15, 2021
Facebook (FB, $336.57) smartwatch could be interface for AR, says Ark Invest.

Facebook (FB, $336.57) smartwatch could be interface for AR, says Ark Invest.

Social media giant Facebook Inc’s  smartwatch launch in 2022 could be its foray into the  augmented reality space, according to Ark Invest.

According to the investment management firm, Facebook seems to believe that a wrist device will be the interface for augmented reality.

In March, Facebook revealed that it is working on soft robotics to build all-day writs-based wearable devices that will be an interface for augmented reality.

“With a device at the wrist, electromyography sensors first will intercept the motor nerve signals that travel from the brain to the hand and then translate and relay that data to AR glasses, giving users the ability to control their new augmented reality with simple hand gestures,” Ark analyst Nicholas Grous wrote about Facebook's project on smartwatches.

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