From Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch to the Fitbit, there is fierce competition to get consumers hooked on wearable devices.

And soon there will be a bracelet that turns your skin into a touchscreen using a tiny built-in projector.

Wearers of the of the Cicret bracelet will be able to check an email or watch a film that’s projected onto their forearm, and control the picture by using their skin like a touchscreen.

A tiny projector in the bracelet will cast an image onto the skin then eight long-range proximity sensors will detect every swipe, tap and pinch.

The bracelet will also contain a USB port and accelerometer as well as supporting Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

While it will be made so it can sync with an iPhone, it's designed to be a stand-alone device.

A promotional video suggests that the bracelet will spring to life with the flick of a wrist and could be used to answer a phone call.

Guillaume Pommier, who founded technology company Cicret with Pascal, his software developer father, told MailOnline: 'We plan to put a 3G card [in the bracelet] to allow calls.'

He explained that the device may use a new technology that allows SIM details to be put into the hardware, instead of requiring its own SIM card.

It’s still in development, but a working prototype is due to be unveiled in a few weeks' time and Mr Pommier hopes that the bracelet could be on the shelves by June next year.

It is likely to cost around £300 on its launch and will come in 16GB and 32GB models as well as a choice of 10 colours.