‘Paper Watch’ combines 3D printing and household materials in cheap alternative to Apple Watch

'Paper Watch' combines 3D printing and household materials in cheap alternative to Apple Watch

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have invented a cheap, easy alternative to the Apple Watch that could make fitness tracking affordable to consumers worldwide. Meet the “paper watch,” a wearable device that combines common household items such as aluminum foil and sponges with silicon-based soft sensors. All materials are housed in a nifty 3D printed watch casing. Although “paper watch” may be a bit of a misnomer – in its current stage, the device doesn’t tell time – the easily assemblage gadget comes equipped with all the health monitoring capabilities of designer smartwatches from Apple and Samsung, minus the thousand […]

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