Tagged: Innovations

Jetpack Aviation JB10’s maiden flight is a success – Dream of commercially available personal flight is not far!

Jetpack Aviation JB10 jetpack

Jetpack Aviation is making some serious headway in the future of solo flying jetpacks with its intense development. Couple of days ago they gave a demonstration of their newly developed jetpack, the ‘JB 10’ in Principality of Monaco, assuring us all of personal flight in the not so distant future. This has to be one of the most reliable and practical jetpack in the world as JetPack Aviation CEO and Chief Test Pilot David Mayman again showed-off his prized jetpack.
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Nissan ProPILOT Chair(s) makes queueing a comforting experience

Nissan ProPilot Chair

Nissan has already shown what its iteration of semi-autonomous cars is going to be like, along with other players who have shown-off their self-driving cars. Now the Japanese manufacturer wants you to experience automated propulsion in autonomous chairs. Yes, you heard it right, the automotive giant wants your wait in the queues of hospital to be a more comfortable experience. Nissan ProPILOT Chair lends its technology from the company’s self-driving car tech for single lane driving.
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MIT researchers develop second skin that makes you look younger

MIT Second Skin

Everyone wants to maintain their youthful appearance till eternity, but that isn’t possible, is it? It is indeed possible if we are to believe what scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed. Even though their invention is only a temporary fix to having youthful skin sans any wrinkles, sagging or marks. With almost 10 years into the research of this magic material, the researchers have finally created cross-linked polymer layer (XPL) which is almost invisible and comfortable to wear.
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SkinTrack: Innovation turns your arm into a touch-input surface for smartwatch

SkinTrack watchband prototype

Smartwatches are a good way to interact with your applications like texting, navigating through music menus or even playing games like Angry Birds. But they come with one disadvantage which can be attributed to their small size. This disadvantage being the difficulty to navigate on small screen size. Mobile devices have the freedom to go big or small, but a smartwatch cannot be bigger than an acceptable size as it won’t look appealing. Keeping this predicament in mind, the team of researchers at the Future Interfaces Group have come up with a very interesting solution. Using your arm and hand skin surface as an input platform to make it easy for you to interact with applications on your smartwatch.
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Amphibian SCUBA Diving Simulator: MIT researchers give disabled a way to explore underwater life

Amphibian SCUBA diving simulator

Scuba diving as an experience transports you into an altogether different world, and unfortunately having a phobia of deep water, I never managed to experience it myself. For people like me who are too afraid to venture into the depth of waters to explore a completely different world, researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Living Mobile Group have developed a SCUBA diving simulator. The research led by Dhruv Jain, a Master of Science candidate in the MIT Media Lab, who is partially deaf, along with Mishra Sra has come-up with the SCUBA simulator to help people with disability or water aqua phobia.
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BBC develops brain-controlled headset that controls iPlayer app

BBC brain controlled headset

BBC have developed a proof-of-concept prototype headset that shows how future applications like TV will be controlled with just your thought. This wearable has been developed in collaboration with “This Place” to eliminate the use of remote control for laid back entertainment without even moving a muscle. The brainwave-reading headset measures the electrical activity in your brain, and then initiates the intended action with the iPlayer app. For example, choosing from a list of programs or videos is going to be done in the blink of an eye. Read More…

GloveOne wearable lets you feel virtual reality for real!

GloveOne Glove Wearables

GloveOne adds the dimension of touch for your VR experience

Virtual reality lets you interact with augmented environment in such a way that it feels real, aided by visual and audio feed. But there is still an element missing, the element of touch and feel. GloveOne created by Spanish company NeuroDigital Technologies looks to plug this gap of sensation in virtual reality, literally making you feel it in the hands. The wearable is loaded with touch sensors that let the user feel the object in augmented reality environment via sensations created from 10 actuators placed on key points on the palms and fingertips.
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Scalevo Wheelchair climbs up stairs on tank like treads

Scalevo electric wheelchair

Wheelchair acts as an important tool for people with disabilities and in the last few years the traditional wheelchair has undergone a major technology upgrade, all thanks to innovators around the globe. This is Scalevo Wheelchair, a prototype that started as a student project in Summer 2014 at ETH Zürich and now gives immense hope to disabled people in extending their commuting way beyond just the level road.
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55-inch Samsung Mirror and Transparent OLED display panel is a delight for window shoppers

55-inch Samsung Mirror and Transparent OLED display panel

55-inch Samsung Mirror and Transparent OLED display panel

Display technology is evolving at an exponential pace with major players like Samsung, LG and Sony doing extensive R&D in HD OLED displays that can be folded. Now another benchmark has been achieved by Samsung Display who have developed the first ever 55-inch Mirror and Transparent OLED display panel targeted for personalized shopping and informational browsing.
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Striking announcements made at Google I/O Conference 2015

Striking announcements made at Google IO Conference

Google I/O Conference 2015 held in Moscone Center West, San Francisco just got concluded couple of days ago and there were many revelations that took us by surprise. Google has been trying to dominate the innovation and technology forefront with its acquisitions in the past and now it has another trick up its sleeve. That trick being, teaming up with renowned brands and successful innovative companies to come up with their own vision for the future. This year’s I/O keynote was totally focused on future of software applications, augmented reality and wearable technology which are fast becoming the corner stones of technology that is up for grabs in the near future. Here are some of the most eye-catchy and well-worth announcements that took place at Google I/O Conference 2015, read on to know the details.
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