Tagged: Prototype

Med Vault – Pill dispensing device that prevents over dosage and abuse of drugs

Med Vault Pill dispensing device

Drug overdose due to addiction is a major concern these days and to curb this problem a group of students from Brigham Young University have developed a new age pill dispenser that stops any such motives. The tamper proof medicine regulation device called Med Vault only dispenses painkillers based on the pharmacist’s instructions and in no way permits over dosage by the patient. The device is capable of dispensing any kind or size of pill and has to be connected to a computer via the USB port so that an authorized pharmacist can access and load the pills into the dispenser. The software created for this pill dispensing device is used by the pharmacist to specify how many and at what time the pills can be dispensed by the user.

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Fujitsu’s prototype Laser Headset challenges Google Glass

Project Glass is still only a fancy and we are yet to have a pair of Google Glass rock the market. While Google Glass is probably the best adaptation of glasses-type display, there are other manufacturers who want to post some competition for the might Google Inc. Case in point is Fujitsu who in collaboration with University of Tokyo and QD Laser Inc. has created a head mounted display (HMD) dubbed Laser Headset, which was showcased at Fujitsu’s booth at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2013. Read More…

Skyflash wearable jetpack prototype looks promising

Skyflash jetpack

Jetpacks and jet-powered personal transportation has always been a fantasy inspired human craving that has begun to take shape lately, as it has been evident from some of the impressive jetpacks we have seen in the past. Joining the elite list of jetpacks that capture our imagination and give a sneak peak as to what future of personal transportation will be, this Skyflash one-man jet propelled wing by Fritz Unger who is a keen enthusiast of flying with wings is one example of futuristic designs. More like a backpack with wings the jetpack can be deemed as the smallest twin engine plane (microturbine diesel jet engine) there ever was with the ability to take off and land without much hassle. With a wingspan of 11.15 foot, the wings have a greater surface area for much more stable flight at high speeds. Skyflash is made from aviation plywood covered in shrink-wrap plastic and other parts were fabricated using lasers and CNC technology.
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Mitsubishi’s flexible car HUD system adjusts to any interiors

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed an all new car display system that has the flexibility to change the display elements and colors according to the interiors of car. The free-form screen interface of the display system along with a very powerful optical engine capable of projecting images on curved, oval or triangular screens easily adapts to any car make or the interiors it has. The technology used in the display system takes direct cues from their earlier rear projection TV and car electronics technology that is full-proof against any operating conditions.
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Trackar personal tracked transport vehicle can do everything from A-Z

Trackar is a result of the ideas propping up in the minds of quad and ATV racers, designers, mechanical engineers and others who always longed for an all-terrain vehicle that could be a way for future personal and recreation transportation. This personal tracked vehicle has a small footprint on the environment without compromise in freedom of movement an power that would get you out of chalk and cheese no matter what. Resembling a Segway scooter like standing position mobility, the Trackar is an all-terrain rescue, utility and power sports vehicle all combined in one. Having an unbeatable traction, Trackar can be used very efficiently in areas like agriculture, forestry, rescue services, snow maintenance, pulling, dragging, trailing and recreation without any hassles.

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Gradie personal mobility prototype for smooth commuting in crowded places

Gradie personal mobility prototype is a project proposed by a bunch of individuals who have a vision for making personal mobility much more affordable and easy to maneuver around for people with disability. It doesn’t matter if you have to walk around in large shopping malls, get on the train, visit a golf course or travel to a new place without the constant of getting hurt or being stranded in one place. This personal mobility device is very compact and folds up easily so that you can take it anywhere with you. Gradie can be carried like a suitcase and transformed into a driving position so that you can sit on it and drive at cruising speed of 6 km/hr. the lithium ion rechargeable pack that gives driving power to the front wheel drive system for a distance of 17.7 km in one charge (charging time 5 hours) makes sure you can commute anywhere without the risk of getting stranded.

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Smartphone controlled spherical ball sends back 360 degree panoramic images

The job for law enforcement personnel and soldiers is getting more complex by the day with no guarantee on what’s waiting for them in the next corner. For this very reason unmanned robots and other methods are being developed to ensure that problem is resolved without any loss of life. Adding to the already existing force of law enforcement equipment, Bounce Imaging (US based startup company) has made prototype device, the size of a tennis ball and embedded with six cameras to shoot 360 degree images and send them back to a smartphone or tablet. The application of this method of taking real time images are countless right from rescue missions in disaster struck areas to intense battle in sub-urban cities. There have been earlier attempts too for making such kind of ball-shaped cameras but got stuck at the conceptual stage owing to high costs involved. This one is however different as Bounce Imaging’s founder Francisco Aguilar explained how it would be made at just under $500.
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Carbon Black is a futuristic light-weight carbon fiber wheelchair for ultra-mobility

Andrew Slorance who was paralyzed since the age of 14 always wanted to have a wheelchair that didn’t make him feel more miserable than happy due to lack of functionality. Since there were no such good enough products to satisfy his wish so he ventured out on making something that would be futuristic, light-weight and provide maximum mobility without compromising his daily life freedom. And so came into existence Carbon Black wheelchair which Andrew crafted owing to his 20 years’ experience of driving a wheelchair. Made from carbon fiber monocoque material in a very compact design, the wheelchair is ultra-light weight making it easy to transport anywhere and also makes sure the user is not reluctant to use it on ascend slopes. Having 28 inch carbon rims which are energy efficient and built-in LED lights for movability in the night time.
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Is this Prototype Triangle Numero 1 T-shirt made from wood geeky ?

Fashion keeps evolving each day and more often than not it goes around in a circle with age old fashions coming to the fore front as designers want to showcase something different than the usual league. In a world dominated by clothing made from synthetic and hybrid fabrics, French Designer Pauline Marcombe has come up with a new concept for future clothing having wood as the fabric. Her futuristic T-shirt design called Prototype Triangle Numero 1 does look uncomfortable to wear and is made by linking wood sheets together in a particular shape to fit anyone.
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Smoon: A robotic spoon to add geeky flavor to your cooking

We all love eating more than cooking but there are chefs and mums that have devoted their lives to preparing the best foods for us. There are times they are cooking that especially recipe but fail to deliver the requisite taste just because a spoon of this or a spoon of that extra marred the taste. Enter Smoon, a robotic spoon made to automatically adjust its capacity based on recipe data stored in a computer, which means you never overdo the quantity of anything that’s a secret of your recipe. Read More…