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Google Daydream View, $80 VR headset with wireless controller

Google Daydream View

It was back at the Google I/O conference in May when Google first gave us a glimpse of the Project Daydream. At the recently concluded Google Pixel event, search engine giant unveiled the Daydream View, a Virtual Reality headset that works with newly launched Pixel phones and other Daydream compatible phones. The $80 headset is similar to Samsung Gear VR and works with a phone. It is made from ultra-soft microfiber (used in apparels), which makes it really lightweight and comfortable to wear for long duration. Read More…

Force Band controlled BB-8 is finally here and it’s totally rocking

Sphero BB-8 Force Band_4

One of the most exciting gadget showcased at CES 2015 was the BB-8 Droid controlled with a smartwatch like smart wearable. That wearable was in its prototype stage at that moment, but now it has evolved a consumer available product. Called as the Force Band, this Sphero controlling gadget comes with a newly designed BB-8 in battle-worn look inspired by the Force Awakens movie. Both the BB-8 Droid and Force Band will come with their own dedicated iOS and Android apps. The droid will however work with the old app as well.
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MIT researchers develop mind-controlled robotic fingers that respond like normal fingers

Robotic fingers by MIT team

Researchers at MIT have developed a hi-tech mind-controlled robotic hand that can be strapped around user’s wrist or to any other part of the arm. The hand consists of two fingers that are flexible enough move 180 degrees. User can also control it with hand gestures to perform certain functions. Each finger has four pitch servos and total setup uses 11 motors to serve as multi-purpose system that can perform a vast range of functions such as grabbing things (upto 1kg). The robotic hand’s palm opens against user’s own palm to assist in lifting a bucket, as a gripper, to hold a pen when your real fingers are busy or to work as a joystick to play games, and so on. Read More…

Wiz transformable game controller puts fun in your hands

Wiz game controller

When the world is moving toward virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, a Singapore based company MindsNHands is working on a game controller of the future – that’ll be ready out of the box for virtual and augmented reality games. Called the Wiz, it is a transformable game controller that can be used as a bar, can be folded and even rolled up. Unveiled at the Game Developers Conference 2016, Wiz is designed to make playing games more fun than traditional controllers, both buttoned and gesture enabled. Read More…

17-year old makes incredible phone controlled BB-8 robot at home

Smartphone controlled BB-8 droid_2

Angelo Casimiro is a 17-year old genius who likes to tinker around with electronics and his recent idea of making a smartphone-controlled Star Wars BB-8 robot is genius. He has made this robot for less than $100 from household items like beach ball and he surely knows how to work with Arduino and Arduino Uno. He is a die-hard Star Wars fan and now he wants to give all his followers a reason to smile with an extensive DIY that will amaze you for its sheer perfection. Moreover the droid is life-sized and you’ll wish it was yours. For that you’ll have to make one for yourself.
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Welder builds mind-controlled prosthetic arm from scrap, but what’s the truth?

Mind controlled robotic hand by I Wayan Sumardana from Indonesia

I Wayan Sumardana (a.k.a Tawan) is a 31-year-old welder from Indonesia claims to have made a mind-controlled robotic arm which aid him in his daily tasks. Yes, he made it all by himself from scrap metal and other parts. No doubting the locals call him Iron Man, as he goes on doing his daily chores with a mechanized left hand which has been paralyzed for a long time after an ailment, and doctors confirmed he has mind stroke. Based on his knowledge gained from the education as machine engineering student in high school, Wayan made it all from bike parts, computer hardware and many other scrap things.
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Talon: World’s first smart ring gaming controller could change the way we play games

Titanium Falcon Talon

If a Silicon Valley start-up has its way, we could soon have our Wiis, X-boxes and Kinects replaced with a sub $100 gesture controlled smart ring. Titanium Falcon, a California-based gaming control gear start-up has developed, what it calls is the world’s first smart ring gaming controller, for which the company is planning to launch an Indiegogo Campaign in end of August to raise $300,000 funds. The smart ring called Talon measures less than 3.8mm in thickness; it pairs with any smart device and allows the user to play games with gesture controls. Read More…

Oculus Touch controller for next level gaming experience in Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch

There is no doubt that Virtual Reality is going to transform video gaming forever real soon, and Oculus Rift is going to lead the way. Oculus began with wireless Xbox One controller as input device, but to move forward and improve gaming experience in virtual reality, the Rift makers have come up with Oculus Touch – next-gen input device designed to allow gamers to interact with objects in VR most naturally. Read More…

Say goodbye to mouse with the Flow wireless controller

Flow wireless controller by Senic

Senic, Berlin-based innovative manufacturer of tangible interfaces have unveiled their first product which is a freely programmable, haptic control for smart devices. Called Flow, the wireless controller will free us from the need of a keyboard and a mouse which due to their design are unable to offer us the same ability and sensitivity as our hands. Flow is an intuitive and precise shortcut tool to our favorite actions. The creators of Flow has incorporated three technologies into the device to suit the needs of users. Hand gesture recognition, sensitive touch and precise haptics are the technologies offered by the tool which will allow users to work, play and create in the digital world in a perfect way.
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Project Guitar Hero: Knitted gloves that play guitar notes based on finger gestures

Project Guitar Hero knitted conductive yarn by Yen Chen Chang

Wearable technology is spanning new avenues with researchers and innovative young minds at work. Another example of wearables taking textile and gesture technology to the next pinnacle is the Project analogRead (Knitted Sensors) by Yen Chen Chang from the Royal College of Art. In one of his experiments, Project Guitar Hero, he has made knitted gloves that control the music being played by altering the finger movements, just like you would hit the guitar strings or stroke a keyboard to produce different kind of melodies. Basically your finger gestures are converted into signals to play varying musical notes similar to playing a real guitar or keyboard.
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