At last! A wearable drone that takes selfies!

30 September 2014

Some inventors have cooked up a wrist-based drone that takes selfies. That's it. Everyone can go home now, we've finished as a species.

The Nixie is a flyable wrist-worn camera, and is the brainchild of Christoph Kohstall, Jelena Jovanovic, and Michael Niedermayr who are a team of one of ten finalists in Intel's Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge.

LET'S SEE IT IN ACTION THEN

It was originally meant to be a flying pair of glasses, which would have no doubt been REALLY useful, but now morphed into a wristband that unfolds into a remote-controlled quadcopter.

The Intel Creators Project blog said:"With traditional cameras, shooters have to interrupt the moment to take pictures, and the controls require manual manipulations. Nixie puts you front and center in your photos and videos—without requiring your hands, or your attention."

While still a prototype, the Nixie should include preset modes for all sorts of filming criteria.

Within its capacity as an Intel MIW Challenge entry, the Nixie, of course, utilizes Intel's Edison—a functioning, Quark-powered computer with wireless capabilities packed into a chip as slim and small as an SD card.

It's just one of the inventions in the running for the award, along with nine others that include  sports, healthcare, robotics, and existing wearable technology.

The winning team will be announced at the Make It Wearable Finale Event on Nov. 3.

TOPICS:   Technology

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