【自拍手短显脸大?用飞机拍!】

【自拍手短显脸大?用飞机拍!】斯坦福教授Christoph发明了一款可自拍的飞行腕带Nixie。Nixie可在手腕放飞,捕获高清晰度运动画面,实时追踪用户轨迹。Nixie可飞行15分钟,时速64公里/小时。自拍后,你可用定时器或特定手势召回。据悉Nixie赢得了Intel的可穿戴设备大赛二等奖。

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2819478/A-drone-Wearable-quadcopter-follow-selfies-return-wrist-wins-500-000-prize.html

A wearable drone that is worn on the wrist has won a prestigious wearable contest run by chip giant Intel. 

Called Nixie, the drone folds up and attaches to a wrist strap, and is the world"s first wearable drone. 

When the wearer wants it to start filming, they press a button and the drone unfolds and flies overhead, tracking their movements using motion sensors.

The drone then returns to the wearer"s wrist, which could be controlled using a timer, or summoned using gestures.

It was developed by Dr Christoph Kohstall, a physics researcher at Stanford University, with colleagues Jelena Jovanovic and Michael Niedermayr.

Today, the drone won Intel"s annual Make It Wearable competition.

As a result, the team has been awarded $500,000 to help make it a reality.

In addition to the prize money, all finalists are given mentorship and technical support from the Santa Clara-based tech giant.

Dr Christoph Kohstall has also created an early prototype, which will be developed and is set to undergo further testing later this year.  

"Nixie is a tiny wearable camera on a wrist band," the firm said.

"The wrist straps unfold to create a quadcopter that flies, takes photos or video, then comes back to you.

Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. 

Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes 

The Nixie drone is a cross between a GoPro action camera (Hero4 pictured left) and a traditional quadcopter (stock image pictured right)

Other finalists include the Vumbl sports and activity necklace, a wrist-worn air conditioning unit, and a production glove.

Make It Wearable is a year-long contest, open to students over the age of 13, designers, engineers, and makers.

CEO Brian Krzanich in January launched the "Make it Wearable" contest to encourage entrepreneurs and hobbyists to use Intel"s chips to develop new kinds of wearable technology. 

The prize money is meant to help the winners bring their prototype to market.

"This was an experiment to see what we could do in this space and see what kind of creativity we could spawn," Krzanich said at an award event on Monday.

 "The real value in this was the diversity of the teams and ideas."

Finalists included a pad that lets premature babies in incubators feel the heartbeat of their mothers, and a necklace that uses patterns of pulses felt on the chest to give cyclists turn-by-turn directions so they don"t need to look at their smartphones.

Stanford University and physics researcher Dr Christoph Kohstall has also created an early prototype, (pictured) which will be developed and is set to undergo further testing later this year. It is unknown when the Nixie will go on sale, and how much it will retail for, but MailOnline has contacted the firm for more information

Samsung Electronics, Motorola and other technology companies are rolling out growing numbers of smart watches and fitness bands, but the wearable category has yet to gain major traction with consumers. Apple plans to roll out a smartwatch in 2015.

Intel, whose chips are ubiquitous in personal computers and servers, this year bought health tracker startup Basis. It also has teamed up on other wrist-worn gadgets with Fossil and Opening Ceremony.

Krzanich, a weekend tinkerer who restored a 1974 Land Cruiser in his free time, is betting that other hobbyists have as much chance as major technology companies of dreaming up compelling wearable computing gadgets.

In addition to the prize money, all finalists are given mentorship and technical support from the Santa Clara-based tech giant. The winner of Intel"s competition will be announced on 3 November. This illustration reveals where the camera on the Nixie drone is positioned

To that end, Intel launched Edison, a tiny computer packaged in an SD-card form factor aimed at making it easy for clothing and gadget makers to integrate the platform into wearable products.

Earlier this year, Helio Aerospace Industries unveiled the first "pet" drone that automatically follows its owner - and could change the way sports are filmed.

It is not wearable, like Nixie, but the Airdog drone can be fitted with a GoPro camera to capture high definition footage of extreme sports, tracking everything from skateboarders to BMX riders.

AirDog tracks and follow users and their trajectory, and has a flight time of up to 15 minutes. It can also reach speeds of 40mph (64km/h).

To use AirDog, a programmable remote is strapped to the wrist or helmet, and it is likely to retail for $995 (£612).  

 

 


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