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Turn your smartphone into a nail salon
September 29, 2015, 2:44 pm
Preemadonna last week unveiled its Lacey Nailbot, a nail decorating robot.The Lacey, which will retail for $199, uses your smartphone’s back camera and prints full color art on nails in just a few seconds. The only thing you have to do before putting your finger under the Nailbot is prime your nail with white polish.
The Nailbot uses inkjet, and will eventually use actual nail polish, that is controlled through its system over wireless connection to decorate the nail with a swipe or through a motorized solution. The Nailbot utilizes Hewlett Packard’s thermal technology, your phone’s camera, machine vision, computer vision and other technologies. In addition to the Nailbot itself, users can create, design, modify and share their art with the accompanying app.
“We’re focused on nail art as a form of creative expression,” Preemadonna Co-Founder Pree Walia said. “We wanted to build an automated device to paint nails. Nail art is this form of creative expression that girls of many ages use. We wanted to meet girls with technology that’s relevant to their lifestyle.” Nail products are big business, with 92 percent of tweens and teens using nail products, 14 percent on a daily basis, in the US.
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