Do you have a hearing problem and have been avoiding a hearing aid just because it looks so tacky sitting behind the ear. Well then, Intiga by Oticon is surely the device for you – it’s the smallest fully wireless hearing aid ever created that also features Bluetooth and can double up as a hands free headset when needed. The device is specifically designed in an organic shape, which follows the physical formation of the ear to fit comfortably behind it, so much so that the device is literally invisible on the ear, yet it delivers premium sound quality that...
About 40 years ago, an inventor by the name of Patrick Flanagan invented the Neurophone – a device which was a basic radio transmitter that could be picked by the human nervous system, the signals were received by the skin and the brain interpreted them into sound. The reason we didn’t use the Neurophone ever is because of high voltage that it used, which made it dangerous for routine use.
We’re already through the biggest sporting event of the year – the London Olympics 2012. To everyone’s surprise this year’s Olympics has gained more social media coverage than any Olympics event previously. Thus, to celebrate this unparalleled social activity and to match the rapidly growing social activity between the athletes and fans – Adidas, the official sportswear sponsor of the Summer Olympics in London, with designer Nash Money has customized the adiPower Barricade tennis shoe into a social media shoe athletes can wear to tweet while on field.
If you had a slightest doubt about smartwatches becoming the next Bluetooth hands-free speakers to make and receive calls? Then think again. The Photch vibrating bracelet watch here is a true example of the future. This state-of-the-art watch that weighs about 43g and fits all wrist sizes uses Bluetooth to connect with an iPhone or any other Android phone to make and receive call hands-free.
There are many out there who wouldn’t shy a bit in calling the human body an inefficient and energy-wasting mechanism but if the kinetic energy of the human body is harnessed it could be a more viable and better alternative to sources of energy like solar and wind energy. Though solar chargers and hand crank manual chargers have made a foray into the market, there is still scope of a fine kinetic charger. To fit into this void designers have come up with the Go Power – a mobile power pack and battery charger that you can wear.
There are many diseases where medication is the only care; Parkinson’s is one of them. Doctors need to regularly monitor a Parkinson’s patient to find the correct medication to suit the patient’s need, thus under an EU funded REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) project researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech in Spain are developing a wearable monitoring system that will automatically regulate and deliver medication to patients suffering from Parkinson’s.
Because we gadget lovers require something more than a watch on our wrist, developers Bill Geiser and David Rosales have listed out a project for an open source development kits for their Bluetooth connected watch – the MetaWatch Strata smartwatch on Kickstarter. The Strata like the Pebble, we saw come real post Kickstarter fundraising, is a waterproof, Bluetooth connected watch which connects to the iPhone or any Android phone. The Starta on connecting wirelessly allows you to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages and mails and use Facebook and Twitter etc.
Summer Olympics 2012 are going faster, further and higher in London and everyone is enjoying the athletic extravaganza. Medals are reigning in the British Empire but the difference between a gold and silver is somewhere hiding in technology. There are many wearable technologies being adorned by athletes from various countries that are giving them that edge they need to take home the medals. While you wonder what these could be, we have lined in for you 5 coolest wearable technologies that athletes are using to enhance their performance (legally) in the London Olympics.
Do you struggle applying ice packs when hurt, just because they are very cold and don’t really stay in place for an extended period? Enter Freeze Flex – a one stop solution to all your problems. The Freeze Flex is a novel gel-filled ice pack with fabric body which guards your skin from being too cold it also has triangular patterns that contour to the natural curves of the human body.
Summers’ are on and there is no doubt all you gals would be looking out for some vibrant, colorful and trendy jewelry to go with your multihued clothing. Enter Containment – a collection of colorful jewelry (bangles, rings and necklaces) designed for her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Jewelry by Lisa Watson. Very enthusiastic about modern lifestyle driven so much by geometric shapes, structures and colors – Lisa’s jewelry design are inspired by postmodern architecture.