Posted By Simon Montford on Oct 7, 2014
Nixie, is a tiny wearable drone with a camera on a wrist band. The wrist straps unfold to create a quadcopter that flies, takes HD photos or video, then comes back to you.
According to Jelena Jovanovic, Nixie’s project manager. “Quadcopters give you a new perspective you can’t get anywhere else, but it’s not really feasible to pilot a drone and keep doing what you’re doing.”
The company's aim is to create a personal photographer which is way better than paying someone to follow you around all day. That would be expensive and more than a little creepy! Instead whenever you feel the sudden urge to take a selfie, Nixie can be deployed at a moment's notice. It has several modes that include one that acts like a boomerang, another that takes panoramas and a third that follows your around like a loyal little flying lap dog. It can be flown autonomously or controlled via a smartphone.
We really, really love this little gadget so very much hope the Nixie team will be able to make this concept fly in time for Christmas! Unfortunately this is extremely unlikely as Nixie is still just a prototype (you can sign up for updates on their website). It is one of ten projects competing in Intel’s "Make It Wearable" competition to win $500,000 in seed investment. You can checkout the videos of other finalists.
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