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1. (WO2017187170) WEARABLE BAND AND WEARABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/187170    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/051164
Publication Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A44C 5/00
Applicants: SNAPWATCH LIMITED
Inventors: DOUGLAS, Vincent
Title: WEARABLE BAND AND WEARABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS
Abstract:
A wearable band (10) of a size and length suitable to be positioned around a limb, or other body part, of a user, said band comprising a flexible bistable strip (18) movable between a first state, in which it is substantially axially straight, and a second, ring-like state, and having a yield point, said band being configured such that generally radial application of pressure exceeding said yield point to an end of said band causes it to move, under its own tension, from said first state to said second state, wherein a portion (18a) of the length of said bistable strip at a free end thereof has a progressively reducing width and/or thickness such that the tensile force in said portion, when said band is in said first configuration, gradually lessens along said portion toward said free end.