Meet Nixie, a finalist prototype on Intel’s “Make it wearable” contest. Nixie is nothing more than a drone, with a camera attached.. sounds familiar right?; what makes this little guy so special are the wings that support the rotors can actually bend around your wrist and you can wear it as a bracelet. Now that’s cool!
I recently wrote about how you can be uber innovative with the things you have around you; I believe these guys did exactly that, and took it to the a huge next level; now you can be literally the center of your own reality show with this little gadget buzzing like a fly and recording every minute of your day; simply impressive; just the thought of GoPro’s response or attempt on this; makes the business side of this story mouthwatering.
Now, let’s take it to yet another level; suppose you now develop a smart app on your phone that the drone can ping to find your location; let’s say something as simple as pairing it with your built-in Bluetooth signal; now; there is a unique identification, pairing and more importantly, video and audio streaming up to about 30 feet for real amazing perspectives; like I said, your own little reality show. Take this to other uses, How about to follow felons who wear tracking devices?, embedding a chip on the clothes they wear to make the private and secure pairing possible.
On the dark side; well, many people may use this for recording their own “private” shows; hey, don’t complain if it ends up on some tabloid; I’m pretty sure it’ll have some fine print written somewhere.
Wearables dominated 2014’s CES event in Las Vegas, NV.; the speed at which late model smartwatches and smart bracelets are being upgraded threatens to outpace established smartphone and tablet markets according to a research made by Visiongain; they calculate that the global wearable technology market will attain a value of $5.26 billion in 2014 alone.
In a white paper written by HIS in 2013, they mentioned that the future of wearable technology will center around Social and infotainment quickly followed by health, wellness and medical applications; I think they were spot on.
So, there you have it; not really a reason to keep taking selfies, but a reason to pay attention to what surrounds us as humans and the possibilities for an interconnected scenario.