Category: Gear

Smart Swimming Goggles comes with an interactive display screen and 3D camera

We are gradually moving into a progressive age, where machines and devices are also judged by their smartness. However, this degree of ‘smartness’ should have more to do with how the contraption harmonizes with human convenience, rather than its intrinsic level of artificial intelligence. Well, the Smart Swimming Goggles certainly abides by this dictum with its myriad of advanced yet convenient features, which goes well beyond its functionality as just a simple eye cover.

Apron Alert allows your cooking apron to tweet!

The quirky trend of odd wearable emanating odd tweets still continues with the Apron Alert. Based around a scientific project that involved improving our kitchen experience, this gear was contrived by some designers at the Smart Design’s Interaction Lab. The basic set up comprises of an apron that remarkably tweets just when the preparation for your meal has started and when it has finished.

Designer contrives a weight reducing smart gear for postal workers

It may come as a bit of a shocker, but on a daily average a postal worker handles around a whopping 250 kgs of mail. To put things into perspective, that is actually more than four times the average human mass (which stands at 62 kgs). And, of course because of the manual handling of such high weight ratios, many of our ever friendly postmen go through serious health issues like carpal tunnel syndromes. In this regard, design student Doris Feurstein has contrived her very own innovative solution for postmen, in the form an exclusive body gear for lessening the overall weight...

Wear your sunglasses not just for sun-ban but HD recording too

Have you ever imagined of wearing sunglasses which can record videos for you? If there were any, it would simply eliminate the need of carrying a video recording camera and I must be kidding! No, actually I am not, because Hammacher Schlemmer have brought sunglasses that not only record videos but record them in high definition (HD). These polarized sunglasses record high-definition video right from the wearer’s point of view. There is a pinhole-sized 720p lens in the bridge of the frame that can captures 1280 x 720 HD video at 35 fps across a 72 degree wide angle. The...

To break the Google Glass, here is Motorola Solutions HC1 wearable computer

If you wish to look strikingly different than a normal digerati, Motorola Solutions has put on sale, a new wearable computer, which can be worn over the head and accessed anytime. Though sadly, not as cool looking as the Google’s Glass, Motorola’s HC1 is based on Kopin’s Golden-i wearable technology, an ideal computer for those who want persistent connectivity and are in telecommunications, defense, aerospace or aviation industry etc. HC1 computer system from Motorola comes with a micro display unit which is suspended in front of the user’s eye, just below the forehead. Powered with 800MHz OMAP, dual-core run Windows...

Yubi Piano you can wear on your wrist

Everyone has zeal to play musical instruments, but it’s hard to play any of the instruments without professional help. Above all these instruments are huge and can’t be carried around anywhere. Especially take an example of a piano, which is massive and complex. You can’t practice playing a piano here and there, but now you can as the ‘Yubi de Piano’ may turn anything around you into a piano.

ELEV8TE and DV8 Series: Hats and Visor collection that stream music without use of headsets

One of the biggest nuisances one can encounter is someone who thinks he thinks he or she is so cool that they put in headphones at super high volume and then decide to go out on the road. Not only are such individuals a danger to themselves, but also to everyone around and while we love music as much as the next guy, it simply makes no sense in stripping away the functionally of both your ears when you are outdoors. And the people at RESON8TE along with Swarm have decided to come up with a unique solution that allows...

Wearable glasses with wide angle cameras for making video calls

CEATEC Japan 2012 has kicked off in a big way and we are geared up for some very interesting new products on display and one of them that stole the show was TV phone glasses prototype by NTT Docomo. It is a headpiece like glasses having seven cameras for capturing the facial image of the person and sending it to the person with whom one is communicating. One of these cameras is on the back side of the headpiece which captures the back side of the person wearing it and there are three ultra-wide cameras on each side of the...

Wrist-worn On Track device transmits GPS signals to keep track of Alzheimer’s patients

Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia as it is commonly known is a seriously growing disease amid the aged worldwide. While medics and researchers are developing various pills and ways to facilitate lives of such patients, Havering Council, a borough in east London has devised a way to track Alzheimer’s patients using satellites. They are providing patients with a wrist-worn On Track device which transmits GPS signal tracked by a control center. The Alzheimer’s patients are made to wear the On Track device on their wrists, so that can be tracked if they go missing and their care takers can be informed...

CyberGlove’s MoCap Glove makes motion capture, graphic animations fun

CyberGlove products have amazed us with their quality, ease of use and applications for decades now, and with the introduction of the MoCap Glove by CyberGlove Systems we are in for an all new experience in our graphic animation and motion capturing needs. Backed with experience and technology of the original CyberGlove products the (CyberGlove III) MoCap Glove, designed for rigorous physical mobility, comes with patented HyperSensor technology (18 or 22 flex sensors) making motion capture crisp and more accurate than ever before. Besides this, the MoCap Glove features onboard data storage that allows steady data tracking and faster plug-and-play...