Posted: Sep 23, 2015 10:35 am EDT
(Tina Sjogren) Winner of Intel's “Make it Wearable” global competition for innovative concepts is a very cool idea, no doubt.
We've seen drones filming adventurers before, latest Antony Jinman when he solo-skied to the South Pole traced by a Parrot-drone.
The cool part about Nixie is that it's wearable.
The drone is small and the body soft enough to wrap around your wrist and be worn like a watch.
Bring it to the rock wall and toss it on a particular move. The idea is that the cam flies off, keeps track of you and shoots a video, then boomerangs back.
This would be useful for any sports where filming your style could be helpful not just to show off but also to improve your moves.
The watch-drone was displayed in a booth on the top floor at the IDF conference. It looked simple enough, but we didn't get to see it in operational state.
The Nixie team got $500 000 from Intel to make it real.
This story previously appeared on Pythom.com
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