The modern citizen swathes themselves in more and more gadgets as time goes on, but wearable technology doesn't have to only quantify every aspect of our lives or separate ourselves from others. Fist.Bump() pieces together a broad spectrum of technologies from physical to digital to connect users with a single fist bump. Fist.Bump() emulates the spontaneity, fun, and instant feedback of a physical fist bump with a quick notification and vibration. There's no need to ready your fist or watch--Fist.Bump() seamlessly detects motion and shoots it into the cloud, where it gets condensed into a virtual business card that makes it way to your email. Even if other users don't have Fist.Bump(), low-tech fist bumps are still counted and stored for virtual street-cred. There's a lot of code behind the whole process and it isn't always pretty to look at, but the interactions that Fist.Bump() enables are just the opposite-quick, simple, beautiful.
Fist.Bump() requires no set up or maintenance. Simply run the application and commence fist-bumping.
Fist.Bump() is for everyone who has a smart watch or wrist-dwelling digital device. This first prototype has one deeply implemented task and little else in terms of breadth. Future possiblities could include fast payments by fist bump or interaction with physical stations or businesses.