Author: Gaurav

Eye tracking wheelchair developed by Imperial College London researchers

Eye tracking wheelchair developed by Imperial College London researchers

So far, we have seen so many tech savvy wheelchairs that help paraplegics to commute from one place to another without much hassle. There have been quite a handful attempts to develop wheelchairs that propel forward just by the user’s eye movement, but one inherent problem in such wheelchairs is the lack of ability to identify when the user actually wants to move in that direction. To overcome this quandary, Aldo Faisal and his colleagues at Imperial College London have developed an eye tracking wheelchair which is connected to a pair of cameras that detect the user’s intention of eye movement.
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Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer for your car

Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer

Your ride defines what your true personality is, and keeping it clean always helps you catch some eyeballs as you go zipping past the by-standers. Washing your four wheeler can be a tedious task, but not anymore as Black and Decker have come up with a high pressure washer that leaves no portion of your vehicle dirty. The Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer cleans your automobile inside out, making it squeaky clean. The power saving and water saving credentials of this automobile washer make it worth every penny as your car washing woes will be long gone once you get this pressure washer.
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Nokia 130 Dual SIM phone takes us back to the pre-smartphone era

Nokia 130 dual SIM phone

Technology is good and gadgets are even better, but you can get bored with technology and just want to go back to the basics. If you are someone who thinks that smartphone needs to be simpler and cheaper, then Nokia has got a phone tailor-made for just for you. Microsoft has announced the Nokia 130 Dual SIM phone that carries a price tag of just €19 (USD $25.40), making it a semi-smartphone that serves all your basic needs of calling, entertainment and other activities.
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Young Indian graduate working on device that detects hearing loss in infants

The 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Neeti Kailas, 2014 Young Laureate

Hearing ailments in infants is a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as it surfaces, otherwise it can lead to permanent hearing loss which affects their whole life. To overcome this predicament, Neeti Kailas, an Indian graduate from National Institute of design (NID), Ahmedabad decided to make a device that can detect hearing problems in infants. Along with Nitin Sisodia, fellow of Stanford Biodesign India, Neeti has designed a device that can be worn on the head and gives mass screening for detection of hearing loss problem in new born babies.
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Exquisite Jaguar D-Type silver sculpture by Collective Studio

Jaguar D-Type silver sculpture

The Jaguar D-Type sports racing car ruled the roost back in the 50s with its innovative aviation industry technology to car design. And now, decades later this legendary sports car still finds itself as a source of inspiration for designers over at Collective Studio. They have come up with a 1/5 scale model silver sculpture of Jaguar D-Type that is carved out of solid silver. It took them around 7.5kg of pure silver to make this amazing sculpture which had moulds being shipped to a silversmith in Bristol, England.
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Energy Addicts by Naomi Kizhner – Invasive jewelry that harnesses body energy

Energy Addicts by Naomi Kizhner

Energy Addicts by Naomi Kizhner attaches to wearer’s body

We have been so rigorous in our consumption of non-renewable sources of energy that now it is renewable and also some unexplored sources of energy that we want to harness. With the rising demand of eco-friendly sources of energy, one intuitive designer has her own vision of harnessing energy. Naomi Kizhner, an industrial designer has put forth her vision of invasive jewelry called Energy Addicts which makes your body as the source of energy. The vision is to make jewelry that is embedded into the surface of skin to harness the kinetic energy generated from the flow of blood in the veins.

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Meta M1 smartwatch comes in a steampunkish design

Meta M1 smartwatch

Smartwatches are a big deal these days but back in time when no one knew much of these wristwatch like gadgets, MetaWatch were ruling the roost. But, it is one thing pioneering a technology, and another taking it forward for commercially demanding market. Since then many smartwatches like Pebble have completely changed the complexion of smartwatch evolution. MetaWatch has surfaced again into the picture with the all new Meta M1 smartwatch that looks like a steampunkish version of a smartwatch. Designed by Frank Nuovo, who was a chief designer at Nokia and Vertu, has both Android and iOS app compatibility which allows the user to change watch faces, music player control and the notification method.
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Deska Board: A skateboard with detachable windsurfing sail for more thrust

Deska Board City Surf skateboard

Skateboards and skateboarding has been around for a long time now and it is one urban activity that sets the streets alive with talented skateboarders pushing the limits of creativity. Well, a new kind of skateboard is here that gives you the thrill of skateboarding and surfing all-in-one. Deska Board a.k.a City Surf by Csaba Tolgyesy from Budapest, Hungary is made from aluminum, carbon and carbon Kevlar composite which gives this skateboard lightweight credentials. The skateboard has a lever attached to it which gives rider the ability to apply brakes anytime.
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Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch doesn’t require a smartphone!

Timex Ironman One GPS One smartwatch

So far, we have seen smartwatches coming from electronic companies that were in no way related to manufacturing to gadgets like watches before the advent of smartwatches. And now a well renowned watchmaker has stepped into this arena to stiffen the competition with its own interpretation of what a smartwatch should be. Thus far we have seen smartwatches that are dependent on your smartphone for functionality but Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch is nothing like the ones you have seen around. It is an independent gadget that does not depend on your smartphone for any kind of notifications or updates. What’s more interesting, well, Timex has partnered with other telecom and smartwatch giants like AT&T and Qualcomm to make this smartwatch worth giving a try.
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Texting and driving at breakneck-speed just got safer with Navdy HUD

Navdy HUD for cars

Texting and driving is not advised at any point in time even if you have the best reflexes in this world. But when technology is by your side anything is possible. Breaking the jinx of this age old notion, Navdy HUD is here to release you from the shackles of mobile devices that instinctively force you to take your eyes off the road to check for any incoming notification. Touted as the solution to keep you updated with all the notifications from your smartphone or tablet without even taking your eyes away from the windscreen, this HUD gizmo is one that you would want to have.
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