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Bug Watch

sticks to your skin and crawls around
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The Bug Watch looks like a normal wristwatch body but without the strap.

It adheres to your skin through some material that sticks like gecko feet or insect feet.

Its quite like insect feet in that it sticks to your skin through lots of little prongs or nubs

The little prongs or nubs wriggle though the motion of your skin and perhaps also through the action of the watch. This makes the watch gradually move along the surface of your skin over the course of the day.

pocmloc, Feb 11 2020


       I love gecko feet. I would buy anything with gecko-like feet. Especially if you could get that little gecko guy who does the commercial for insurance, it is, I think. Cute guy. Talks, and is sardonic. I buy a watch like that.
blissmiss, Feb 11 2020

       This sounds quite [xen]-like.   

       Also, it would be cool if the device were subcutaneous; it could still display digits, illuminated or not, through the skin. If it crawled only a small distance each day, I think it would be bearable.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2020

       An arachnid version would freak out any arachnophobes who saw it. [+]
8th of 7, Feb 11 2020

       The arachnid version would be programmed to lurk on the nape of neck, always keeping just out of sight. It's eight little feet would be barely perceptible by touch.   

       (Aside: when was a kid, my bedroom had wallpaper on top of very old, loose plaster. Said paper acted like a sort of drum skin. Our house was also home to many long-leggedy giant house spiders. On a quiet night, you could actually here them tik-scratching their way across a wall.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2020

       I'm not quite sure of the mechanics of crawling along under the skin. Isn't there kind of stuff in the way? I guess you know more about these technicalities than I do.
pocmloc, Feb 11 2020

       MB #1 spiders on my neck are just about the same as being eaten by a shark.   

       #2 Hearing spiders partying in the walls is equal to my very worst nightmare ever. Them, in there, doing their revenge dance. That's when they all come out to "get" the person that killed their sister in the bathtub. Oh no, no thanks.
blissmiss, Feb 11 2020

       This is not a spider idea.
pocmloc, Feb 11 2020

       //Isn't there kind of stuff in the way? // There is, but it's not very strong. A mate at work accidentally stabbed himself in the hand with a syringe needle connected to a nitrogen (or maybe argon) line, and basically inflated his hand. It was all fine in the end - I guess the blood supply runs in the plane of the skin, and the attachment between skin and underlying tissues repairs itself quicklyish.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2020

       With tapping of spider's feet, Christy Moore's "Reel in the flickering light" came to mind.   

       So not spiders more like a caterpillar watch in the CAT sense.
wjt, Feb 15 2020

       Well thanks, [max], I have a new phobia now.
Voice, Feb 15 2020

       No, you don't.   

       A phobia is an irrational fear. Being afraid of an alligator attacking you in an apartment in Oslo is irrational. Being afraid of a polar bear attack in Miami is irrational.   

       But being afraid of an alligator attack in a garden in Miami is a perfectly rational fear. There are alligators, some quite large, in the canals that crisscross the city.Householders do get attacked, although very rarely ; and sometimes, big gators from the glades end up in the city.   

       Thus, being afraid of a jet of high pressure gas- compressed air is commonplace in many industrial environments - is a rational fear, and therefore not a phobia.   

       Do you feel better now ?
8th of 7, Feb 15 2020


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