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Forward TechnologiesBy Forward Technologies
First created
Forward TechnologiesBy Forward Technologies
First created
$300
pledged of $67,000pledged of $67,000 goal
8
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 1 2018 1:42 PM UTC +00:00

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About

The World's First Forward Display

A solution to the distracted texting while walking epidemic. Smart device users aren't looking up from their devices anymore while walking.  Forward Display shows users what's in front of them, directly on a small portion of their screen, without interfering with users texting or using other applications on their device.

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 What is Forward Display?

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 Forward Display is a product that attaches to a phone or smart device and, when used with the associated software, allows the user to see what's in front of them on-screen while simultaneously allowing the user to use other applications on the device. Forward Display is designed to work with multiple makes and models of smart devices.

 Attach the device to the rear camera of your smart device.  This is compatible with several different phone and tablet models.  Download the app.  Your device will display your front view without interfering with normal usage.  Text and walk safely because you now can see where you are going without looking up.

Forward Display
Forward Display
The device attaches to the phone's rear camera
The device attaches to the phone's rear camera
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Forward Display attached to the phone
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The world's first, Forward Display
The world's first, Forward Display

 Functionality

View the world in front of you from your device's display screen.  The walking text is solved.  You'll never have to look up again with this display unit and it's the perfect answer to the thousands of texting-related pedestrian accidents occurring daily across the world.

 Why? 

Distracted texting while walking is not going away and it's only getting worse.  It's dangerous.  It's annoying.  Have you ever been run over by someone texting while walking who had know idea you were in front of them?

Forward Display was initially created to tackle the safety concern created by smart device users paying sole attention to their devices while walking. We've all seen a smart device user walk into a wall, person, or some other hazard. Some have experienced this themselves. It's estimated that there are 5,000 injuries in the U.S. a month from careless texting and walking. Forward Display creates an on-screen display on the device that allows a user to see where they are walking, while they continue using their device for other things, such as texting.

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How does it work?

We have a distracted texter and potential hazard

 Forward Display shows the hazard on screen, while the user continues texting

 The user can now react to avoid injury

 Let's see it live

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 Forward Display possibilities are endless. Alerts can be set up to notify a user of hazards that come within a certain distance, similar to a vehicle's backup camera. A smart device user could fully immerse themselves in AR, with images displayed over top of the environment in front of them. Icons could be displayed on screen indicating the location of a friend ahead or approaching. It all starts here. Help us to create the world's only Forward Display. Our manufacturer is ready. Our software developer is ready. A successful campaign will complete the process and allow the funding to produce and ship the hardware and software for this amazing, first of it's kind, product.

Risks and challenges

Our team is eager to bring this technology to the world.
Building several size Forward Displays for various devices was initially a challenge, but we've adapted and the current design will now fit many different devices.
Another hurdle was software compatibility, but it's already confirmed that the picture in picture type display is compatible with Apple and Android.
Delivering to our backers should not be a long process. As for the software, we will unveil the most basic version s everyone can start using Forward Display. We will then add features to future versions, to include an alert system similar to a backup camera on a vehicle, and more.

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    Receive Forward Display for an early bird price of $20. Thank you for your support.

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    Thank you so much. We love the support. You'll receive our basic Forward Display for use with your device. Enjoy free shipping.

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    You are the best. Along with a thank you for your support, enjoy free shipping with your Forward Display.

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    I promised I wouldn't cry, but this truly means a lot. Thank you. Let's reward your kindness and eye for great projects with 2 Forward Displays and free premium apps for each device.

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    A limited reward for a few special backers. Enjoy Forward Display, plus a second free device, both with a monogram of O.B. for Original Backer. Also, receive special thanks on our website. Also, get some free shipping for your support.

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    Thank you. Special recognition on our home web page for believing in us. Along with 3 Forward Displays and free shipping, you will be the first to try new software versions, before they are released to the general public.

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Funding period

- (30 days)